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Big hair, bold moves, and beautiful confidence. “Hairspray Live” has it all, join the party on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8/7c on NBC. By Pam Price If you’ve already seen The Wiz and Grease broadcast on NBC during the holidays and remain a fan of bringing Broadway into your home, make a big note of December 7th, Thursday at 4:30 PM (PST) for NBC Entertainment’s “Hairspray Live!“ The nearly two-hour production features

newcomer Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad and Harvey Fierstein as her mother, the indomitable Edna Turnblad. The telecast of the Broadway hit musical features an in-depth and fascinating preview before the performance with Stars Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes (of Will & Grace fame) highlighting all that it takes to

stage a one-of-a-good-hearted musical event. The official title of that is “Countdown to Hairspray Live!” and will be televised from the backlot of Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA. Chenoweth and Hayes will provide audiences with one-of-a-kind backstage access to the fast-paced world of “Hairspray Live!” starting

By Desert Star Staff After years of dealing with failing health, Fidel Castro, leader of the Cuban revolution who steered the country through decades of a US economic blockade, has died, state media report. Castro died in Havana on Friday at 10:29pm local time, Cuban television said. His death was announced by his brother Raul, who took the reins after Fidel stepped down. “According to the will expressed by comrade Fidel, his body will be cremated,” Raul said.Castro led the country from 1959 to 2006, when an intestinal condition nearly led to his death. He ceded power to his brother first provisionally, and then formally in 2008. In his last years, he mostly stayed out of the public eye,

only occasionally providing commentary on events in Cuba. His passing marks the end of an era for many. Castro was the last remaining leader from the group of old school communist leaders including Chinese Mao Zedong, Korean Kim Il-sung and Soviets Nikita Khrushchev and Leonid Brezhnev. Dictator or national hero, Castro was called many things along the way, as he rose from being a student activist protesting against oppressive regimes to becoming the president of Cuba. In February 1959, the Cuban Revolution brought Castro to power as the prime minister. He was backed by the so-called 26th of July Movement, and Latin American revolutionary Che Guevara.

Together, they managed to oust US-backed President Batista. After failing to maintain ties with Washington, Cuba became isolated from its neighbor as the US chose to cut all trade links with the Caribbean state. In 1961, the island nation fended off a CIA-backed invasion known as the Bay of Pigs. Upon taking office, Castro quickly found a new ally, as the Soviet Union supplied Cuba with arms, cars, and industrial equipment to keep it running. But the nations’ alliance brought more than mutual benefits. Cuba and Russia became key players in the Cuban Missile Crisis – arguably the most dangerous confrontation of the Cold War,

with the first open casting call to the final rehearsal. This special will explore what it takes to create a live television musical event, as viewers will experience never-beforeseen access to “Hairspray Live!” from set and costume design to choreography and rehearsals with the cast. Even though you may be

tempted to get up and dance the Lindy, the back story on the backlot is mesmerizing minute to minute. There is even a final look at the last-minute preparations before the 5 p.m. PST live broadcast. Reliving the 960s is a hair-raising event with fun and family-friendly watch Continues on Page 6

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s longtime leader, dies at 90

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35th Annual Cabazon Indio Powwow Story & Photos by Pat Krause Fantasy Springs Resort Spa Casino held the 35th Annual Cabazon Indio Powwow on Nov. 25th through the 27th. Hundreds of tribal members filled the Special Events Center to meet and Dance. Tribes from all over the US came to be a part of this Powwow. People arrived from all walks of life to witness this coming together of the Tribes. Parents brought children to see the traditional costumes worn by the dancers. This is a culture that has been brought down through the ages with the many dances of the Tribes. There is always a Grand Entry and prayer that starts each day. The Grand entry is usually with all the dancers, young and old. The Dance area is always blessed with sage and a prayer. It becomes sacred ground and is restricted to the dancers. Guests bring cameras to admire the regalia worn by the contestants. The Announcer may even

Joy Mule, Toni Batoke Mule,. Ruben Littlehead SR., Whitney Rencountre, Timothy Eashappie, Darrell Goodwill. Photo by Pat Krause

Drummers and Bird singers. Photo by Pat Krause allow guests and Non-Indians to join in a few dances. Dancers win a great deal of money if they win so they dance their best and work at making the finest costume. Contests run from the Tiny Tots dances, Junior and teen dances, Adults, women’s shawl and Jingle dances and even the Golden age dances for the

older generation. These dances are amazing to watch. The children are taught at an early age about the dances and what they mean. Dancer’s dance to the many drummers who play at the edges on the dance floor, and each group will play many times during the day. They are also judged for prizes as they play the drums and sing.

Some of the songs they sing are called Bird Songs that tell a story. Men had a customary, Grass and Fancy Dance. Women had the Traditional, Fancy Shawl and Jingle Dress dances. Princesses from many tribes are honored. The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians were the host for this event. Sunday

the awards were handed out to the many dances that were performed. There were Inter-Tribal dancing specials on Sat. and Sun. Guests could buy Indian Made Jewelry, belt buckles, buckskins, beads, blankets and T-shirts, clothing, back packs and a variety of items from the vendors in the lobby.

14th Annual Ranch Recovery Luncheon

Rick Meza, Erie Rubin, Leona Aronoff-Sedacca and Mitch Epstein. Photo by Pat Krause Story and Photos by Pat Krause The 14th Annual Ranch Recovery Luncheon was held on November 21st at the Classic Club Golf Course. This year’s honoree was Leona Aronoff-Sadacca. Leona spends many hours of her time to local charities and has been an ardent supporter of The Ranch Recovery Center and all its programs. She spoke to the guests about her involvement with the Center and thanked everyone for this wonderful award. The other honorees were the Beneto Foundation, Stephen and Darlene Beneto. The Benetos were unable to attend so the Event Chair, Ernie Rubin, accepted the award in their honor. Entertainment was provided by Jeri Lynne; grammy nominated songwriter and musician. She sang a song especially chosen by

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her for this special day, My Desperation. Raffle tickets were sold, and over 50 prizes were given out to over hundred guests attending. President and CEO spoke about his time as an addict and his recovery.He told of all the strides that have been made at the Center. There are several facilities, including one for men and one for women. The center provides well structured effective treatment with local physicians. The Center provides detoxification, counseling, the 12-step program, assessment, anger management, Trauma care, education, recreational activities, Parenting and relapse prevention programs. These are just a few of the many programs to provide help for people with addiction to alcohol and drugs. They additionally provide a three-

day family program as it takes family and friends to provide support that is critical to recovery. After care and

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The Argument toward Passive Money Management

By Janice Gough Success investing is a long-term, disciplined, continuous process, in which long-term investors need to maintain calm and ignore short-term price changes. Active funds are run by portfolio managers who attempt to outperform the market by selecting those securities they believe to be the best. Passive management refers to invest in funds that seek to replicate the performance of an underlying index by holding either all securities in the index or a representative sample of the securities in the index.

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The current movement of funds toward passive management is an indication of a shift in investment strategies for a majority of investors from high-risk and “high cost” active money management funds to indexed funds. Equity indexed annuities and “low cost” EFTs, exchange-traded funds. These investments guarantee returns over a longer period of time. The goal of an index fund is to track the performance of a specific market benchmark, as closely as possible. That’s why you may hear it referred to as a “passively managed” fund. Some advantages are that broad index funds mostly don’t trade as much as actively managed funds might, so they’re typically generating fewer taxable incomes, which reduces the drag on your investments. Because index funds hold investments until the index, itself changes, they generally have lower management and transaction costs. Some index funds give you exposure to potentially thousands of securities in a single fund. The “revolution” toward passive management has been underway since 1976 when the Vanguard 500 debuted as the first index mutual fund. The trend has been gathering momentum as investors have become impatient with active managers struggling during the seven-year rally to outperform the indexes. By the

end of July 2016, Morningstar coined the phrase, “The Era of Flowmageddon.” This was due to the $328 billion free-flowing out of actively managed U.S. mutual funds, while $401 billion flowed into funds that passively track an index. Hedge funds are also under pressure with $29.2 billion in redemptions in the third quarter, a level not seen since the first quarter of 2009. A striking 18 Morningstar 500 funds suffered outflows of at least 40% of assets under management in the trailing 12 months ended February 2016; 61 shed 25% or additionally, and 168 had outflows of 10% or more. Other considerations toward passive management are that corporations are fighting structural headwinds, due to demographic aging, and technological displacement of jobs, caused by robotization, de-globalization, and over leveraged balance sheets. According to Republicans, America has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world at 35%; however, U.S. corporations rank among the world’s most “lightly,” as opposed to “heavily” taxed, at an average corporate tax rate of 24%. Cutting taxes could only increase profits at the expense of labor. It is believed that a new Trump bull market will be hard to obtain, considering the Trump policies of cutting corporate tax, heavy spending

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. Mr. Richardson: Is there a formula to help determine what is a reasonable amount to hold in reserves for a homeowners association?’ J.L., Los Angeles

in promoting legislation in recent years requiring more reserve fund disclosures. However, it is impossible to come up with an appropriate minimum funding level for all associations. So, homebuyers and HOA members must increasingly recognize the critical importance of wellfunded reserve accounts. HOAs, including yours, should create a plan to reach full compliance with its reserve study recommendations. Thanks, Kelly

on infrastructure improvements and defense combined, will not invigorate the private sector, but continue to favor capital versus labor, and markets versus wages. With this in mind, you could respectfully be looking at 3-5% globally diversified returns. Considering how the S&P 500 indexes dropped 37% in 2008, pension funds still had to pay retirement benefits to their retirees, creating a financial hole from which they are conversely digging out. For senior individual investors, too, the speculation of another 2008 fills them with dread because they fear they may not live long enough for their portfolio to recover.

This is why many pension funds and older investors have focused on risk management post-2008, not beating the market. Some pension funds are content with modest but reliable returns that meet their actuarial needs, while many individual investors have moved toward passively managed funds.

Dear C.K.: The association reserve funds should be deposited in a bank account insured by FDIC. Your board acts a fiduciary with respect to those funds, and could held personally liable if the funds are invested and any funds are lost. If your HOA’s account holds over $250,000 (the current FDIC limit), talk to your banker about getting the money protected by having it in multiple accounts. Best, Kelly.

prospective purchasers, as referenced in my response to J.L. above. For the very small association, bluntly, the DavisStirling Act largely does not work. It is too complicated and in many respects unrealistic for very small associations. For example, three unit associations must vote by secret ballot, using inspectors of election, because the law applies to all associations alike. Homebuyers should not expect that very small HOAs will be fully compliant with the Davis-Stirling law, because for the most part they are unaware of its complex requirements. Thanks for your questions, Kelly

Janice Gough is a Financial Advisor in Palm Springs. Call Janice at (760) 251-7744 or Cell (650) 2008291 or email us at Janice@ goughinsurance.com for more information. Janice offers a complimentary financial review for anyone mentioning the Desert Star Weekly.

Reservations Regarding Reserve Funds

Dear J.L.: There are many statutory requirements regarding reserves, including Civil Code Sections 5550 (reserve study every three years), 5550(a) (annual review of the reserve study), 5560 (a reserve funding plan), 5300(2) (b) (annual distribution of summary of the association’s reserves), 5500 (board quarterly review of reserve accounts and expenditures), and 5570 (detailed annual reserve disclosure). However, no law requires that associations actually put any money in the reserve fund. FannieMae and FHA require condominium projects set aside at least 10% of their budget for reserve contributions, in order to be eligible for their financing. The California Association of Realtors® has been helpful

Kelly: I am a new board member on a well-run condo association. We have several hundred thousand dollars in reserves in FDIC insured CD’s, receiving a very small interest rate. I believe the funds (or at least a part of them) should be invested in an insurance company fund that has paid more interest in recent years. This investment is not insured and so the other board members voted to have the funds stay in the CDs. Is this the normal way of handling reserves? If not, could the board be accused of not acting responsibly in the investments? C.K., West Covina November 30, 2016

Dear Mr. Richardson, In an article you spoke of a reserve summary that needs to be on file. We just had a reserve study completed on our small complex. Your article made it appear that much more than that study is necessary to comply with the law. Is that correct? It does seem that the laws makes the position of HOA board member HOA an almost impossible one to fill, especially in a small association. Can you comment on that also? Sincerely, B.R., Pasadena Dear B.R.: The law requires very detailed written disclosures to the membership and

Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. is a Fellow of the College of Community Association Lawyers and Managing Partner of Richardson Harman Ober PC, a law firm known for community association advice. Submit questions to KRichardson@ RHOpc.com. Past columns at www.HOAHomefront. com. All rights reserved®.

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Can Trump Actually “Put the Miners Back to Work?” “pretending that protecting the environment is the one responsible for this - when in fact, it’s just the marketplace.” Trump has so far given few details on how he plans to put miners back to work. Democratic Governor-elect Jim Justice has made a similar promise, also without much detail. Large-scale coal mining is still going on in West Virginia, and critics point out that environmental damage has hardly slowed. Ted Boettner, executive director at the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, said his organization expects production to settle at about 40 percent of its most recent peak, about 15 years ago. “It’ll probably level out around 70 million tons, from

a high of about 165 million tons,” Boettner said. “The chances of a rebound, especially in southern West Virginia, are close to zero.” James Van Nostrand, director of the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at West Virginia University College of Law, said there are ways Trump could loosen regulations on the mining industry, but those are pretty radical steps that would only lower costs a little. “You can abandon the stream-protection rule, you can abandon the Waters of the United States rule, you can have lax enforcement of the MSHA regulations,” Van Nostrand said. “But what’s driving the decline of the coal industry is geology, and it’s economics.”

By Desert Star Staff Critics charge that President-elect Donald Trump isn’t going to be able to keep

his promise to put coal miners back to work. (Pixabay) CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Donald Trump has promised

to revitalize the coal industry and put miners back to work, but some political observers say he’s raising false hope. According to the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, the decline in state coal production is being driven by cheap natural gas, low-cost wind and solar, competition from coal mined in Western states, and the fact that the easy-to-get Appalachian coal is gone. For Walton Shepherd, staff attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, when Trump and local politicians blame a so-called ‘war on coal,’ they’re actually hurting people in the coalfields. “That’s probably the biggest betrayal by some of the elected officials in Appalachia,” Shepherd said,

By Desert Star Staff SANTA FE, N.M. – Advocates with a group called Juntos: Our Air Our Water today are delivering 2,000 petition signatures to the Environment Department asking that the state move toward a clean energy economy and protect public lands despite the election of Donald Trump as president. During the campaign, Trump vowed to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement on climate change and to dismantle the Clean Power Plan and the Waters of the United States rule. The latter puts smaller tributaries under the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency. Christopher Ramirez, program director for the Our Air Our Water program, says Gov.

Susana Martinez is moving the state in the wrong direction. “She’s talking about nuclear energy and natural gas pipelines, and what we’re concerned about is investment in renewables, solar and wind, not dirty industries,” he states. The petitions ask the governor to implement the Clean Power Plan, even though it is on hold while it’s tied up in court. Petitioners also ask for better community access to public meetings, which in the past have taken place during the workday and without Spanish translation. Our Air Our Water advocates are marching from the State Capitol in Santa Fe to the New Mexico Environment Department to hand in the petitions. New Mexico already is close

to being in compliance with the Clean Power Plan, because conservation groups won a lawsuit to force the closure of two of the four units at the San Juan Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant. Ramirez would also like to see the power company PNM stop buying nuclear power. “Nuclear energy, including the extraction of uranium from places like northwest and western New Mexico are dangerous for the environment and the people in those communities, let alone the disposal of products once they’re used for production of energy,” he stresses. Our Air Our Water has spent the past six months gathering signatures at events in Albuquerque, West

Gate, South Valley and the International District. Juntos: Our Air Our Water

is a program of the New Mexico League of Conservation Voters.

occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, hospice aides, homemakers, and volunteers. A hospice nurse and doctor are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to give you and your family support and care when you need it. You can also include your regular doctor or a nurse practitioner on your medical team to supervise your care. Medicare’s hospice benefit allows you and your family to stay together in the comfort of your home, unless you need care in an inpatient facility. If your hospice provider determines that you need inpatient care, the provider will make arrangements for your stay. To find a hospice provider, talk to your doctor or call your state hospice organization. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has a website that allows you to look up local providers based

on your zip code, at www. nhpco.org/find-hospice. You can get hospice care if you have Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and you meet these conditions: • Your hospice doctor and your regular doctor (if you have one) certify that you’re terminally ill, with a life expectancy of 6 months or less; • You accept palliative care (for comfort) instead of care to cure your illness; • You sign a statement choosing hospice care instead of other Medicare-covered treatments for your terminal illness and related conditions. You have the right to stop hospice at any time. If you do so, you’ll go back to the type of Medicare coverage you had before you chose a hospice provider, like Original Medicare, a Medicare Advantage plan, or another type of Medicare health plan. Depending on your illness and related conditions, the plan of care your hospice team creates can include doctor and nursing services; medical equipment (like wheelchairs

and walkers); medical supplies (like bandages and catheters); prescription drugs; hospice aide and homemaker services; physical and occupational therapy; speech-language pathology services; social worker services; dietary counseling; grief and loss counseling for you and your family; short-term inpatient care (for pain and symptom management); and any other Medicare-covered services needed to manage your terminal illness and related conditions, as recommended by your hospice team. For more information on Medicare’s hospice benefit, including costs, please go to: https://www.medicare. gov/Pubs/pdf/02154.pdf.

Critics charge that President-elect Donald Trump isn’t going to be able to keep his promise to put coal miners back to work. (Pixabay)

Latino Conservation Groups Deliver Thousands of Petition Signatures

Medicare benefits for the terminally ill

By Cate Kortzeborn When I talk to people with Medicare about planning for the end of their lives, the statistic that always strikes me is this: If you ask people where they’d rather die – in a hospital or at home – 75 percent say at home and 25 percent say the hospital. But when you look at what actually happens, only 25 percent of people get to die at home, while 75 percent pass away in hospitals. The only way you can ensure that your doctor understands your wishes is by talking about them. And now, Medicare will reimburse your doctor for that conversation. This is called advance care planning. It’s designed to help people with Medicare learn about various options for end-of-life care; determine which types of care best fit their personal wishes; and share their wishes with their

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family, friends, and physicians. One option you can discuss with your doctor is hospice care. Hospice is intended to help terminally-ill people live out their lives as comfortably as possible, usually in their own homes. Hospice doesn’t focus on curing disease and it’s not only for people with cancer. Medicare’s hospice benefit covers your care, and you shouldn’t have to go outside of hospice to get care except in rare situations. Once you choose it, your hospice benefit should cover everything you need. If you qualify for hospice care, you and your family will work with your hospice provider to set up a plan of care that meets your needs. You and your family members are the most important part of your medical team. Your team can also include doctors, nurses or nurse practitioners, social workers, physical and

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Advocates from Juntos: Our Air Our Water today are presenting petitions to the Environment Department calling for a move toward more clean energy. (New Mexico League of Conservation Voters)

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How Arts and Crafts Can Help Heal Veterans in Your Community

By Desert Star Staff When people hear there might be a bomb nearby, most will try to get as far away as fast as possible. U.S. Army Specialist Brandon Sanford and his bomb-sniffing dog Rexo, however, were not as lucky. Sanford and Rexo were part of the Army’s bomb detection unit, tasked with finding life-threatening explosive devices. “I was nervous on the first patrol missions since our duty was to find explosives designed to kill American soldiers,” said Sanford.

When a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in 2008, Sanford suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), among other wounds. Because of his injuries, Sanford suffers from seizures as well as problems with balance, fine motor skills and more. Basic tasks like buttoning a shirt are now daunting endeavors for him. And so the long, arduous process of healing began. Along with surgery and physical therapy, craft therapy became part of Sanford’s treatment plan. When men and women

return from war or other military postings, they often bring home more than their duffel bags. That is why Help Heal Veterans (Heal Vets), a nonprofit founded during the Vietnam War, operates on the knowledge that not all medicine comes in a bottle. As America’s largest supplier of therapeutic arts and crafts resources, Heal Vets has distributed more than 29 million kits since 1971, averaging 43,000 kits per month. The kits consist of hundreds of craft categories like woodworking, leather, models and a

variety of needlecrafts. Many doctors and occupational therapists prescribe arts and crafts as an important component of a treatment plan. Such an approach provides tremendous therapeutic and rehabilitative benefits, including improving fine motor skills, cognitive functioning, memory and dexterity. Crafts can also help alleviate anger issues and the severity of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and TBI triggers, such as anxiety, memories, sadness and frustration. In some cases, the benefits are physical as well. For example, stringing together a leather craft might help with hand-eye coordination and dexterity. Painting or model building can ease symptoms of PTSD or depression. Sanford said that working with small pieces has helped him with his hand-eye coordination. He also suffers from short-term memory problems associated with his TBI, so working on the kits helps train his focus and concentration skills. Since World War I, craft kits have consistently proven effective tools for veterans’ rehabilitation and healing. According to a Health

Desert Hot Springs Holiday Parade By Desert Star Staff Desert Hot Springs, On Saturday, December 10, 2016, Desert Hot Springs Rotary will host the annual Desert Hot Springs Holiday Parade. The Parade will feature Olympic Gold Medalist and native of Desert Hot Springs,

Sarah Robles, as the Grand Marshall and include floats from various businesses and organizations, including Diversity DHS, AYSO Soccer Teams, Tools for Tomorrow, Grace Church, Sword of the Lord Motorcycle Ministries, Word of Life Church,

Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz, State Senator Jeff Stone, Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, VFW Post 1534, Mission Springs Water District, Desert Valley Disposal, The Doors Church, and many more. The Parade will begin at 11:00 AM at the intersection

By Frank Elmore The first meeting of the Education Committee (EC) of Desert Hot Springs was recently launched. The meeting was hosted by Dr. Michael Grainger, Principal at Painted Hills Middle School (PHMS). Members of the EC Board of Directors, including Mayor Scott Matas; John Girardi, CPA; Sam Messler-Chairman; and, Frank Elmore, MBASecretary, were present. The meeting was well attended by interested and concerned representatives of education related-entities; including, Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD), Riverside County Department of Education (RCOE), Rising Stars Business Academy (RSBA), College of the Desert (COD), SPH Arts Club, Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, DHS Public Library, Friends of the Library, Riverside County Department of Public

Social Services (DPSS) and Niruby’s Positive Energy. The focus, of the meeting, was to enjoin DHS educationrelated entities, and leaders, to introduce them to the EC. The EC’s primary intentions are for the DHS City leadership to express its concern and support for education-entities accomplishing goals; including, preparing students for highschool graduation, college and career readiness; advancing community awareness of education entities offering GED completion, and vocational training opportunities (available to DHS residents). A number of concerns, expressed by attendees, were: how to motivate parents to get more involved in their children’ education and participate in school connected organizations (SCO) i.e., PTA, PTO and/ or School Site Councils; determining appropriate advertising mediums for

promoting parent and DHSCity involvement; establishing networking support-groups; and, how to involve parents to participate in learning about PSUSD policies and how policies affect their children, the school and community. The Education Committee of Desert Hot Springs is committed to helping promote education accomplishments for students, parents, community and education-related entities. The Education Committee Stakeholders Meeting is held the second Wednesday of the month and is open to and welcome public participation. Meetings and meeting locations will be announced by email and on the DHS Bulletin Board at DHS.ORG/ COMMUNITY EVENTS. Please contact Sam Messler (760) 799-3790 or Frank Elmore (213) 2802292 for more information.

of 2nd Street and Palm Drive. It will then move south down Palm Drive, finishing at the Orca Mural in the Vons Shopping Center, where there will be real snow for kids to frolic and play in. When: Saturday, December 10, 2016

Care Data Inc. study, 89.6 percent of patients surveyed felt Heal Vets craft therapy helped maintain or improve their physical capabilities. Furthermore, craft projects help build family bonds when completed with loved ones, improve self-esteem and surface previously untapped artistic talent. As Americans pay their respects this month to those who have served, Heal Vets encourages you to think about ways you can help enrich the lives of the 22 million U.S. veterans and military personnel. Heal Vets relies solely on charitable donations to produce its craft kits. For more information about the program or to donate art supplies, journals and other tools that spark creativity to a veterans’ organization near you, visit HealVets.org. “Today, one of every three Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffers from PTSD and/or TBI. Even more, the suicide rate for U.S. military members continues to rise. Reawakening veterans’ enthusiasm for life, therefore, remains an utmost priority,” said Captain Joe McClain, a U.S. Navy veteran and current Heal Vets CEO. StatePoint 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:Beginning: 2nd Street and Palm Dr. Ending:Two Bunch Palms and Palm Dr. Submitted By:Michael Picardi – Volunteer for the Mayor For more information on this event please contact Donna Poyuzina at (760) 580-5352

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Flint Water Crisis Offers Lesson to Other Communities By Desert Star Staff The lesson learned in the water crisis in Flint, Mich., is that it could happen in Indiana, or anywhere. (cityofflint.com) LEBANON, Ind. – One of the women who has played a leading role in bringing international visibility to the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., brought her message to Indiana over the weekend. Melissa Mays, founder of the advocacy group Water You Fighting For, is traveling the country telling people to make sure the water the government is providing is clean and not filled with cancer-causing toxins. Mays was the keynote speaker at the Greening the Statehouse conference in Boone County. She says in Flint, city officials failed to treat the water with corrosion inhibitors,

which would have prevented aging drinking water pipes from leaching toxins into the water. Some 12,000 children were exposed to excessive amounts of lead because of that. “What’s been done to us has opened the eyes of the rest of the country, and I want people to know that, that I hope you don’t go something where officials made the wrong decision on your water treatment, but it is happening in many different cities across the world,” she states. The Hoosier Environmental Council, which sponsored the event, says Indiana is increasingly becoming aware of its own environmental challenges, including an ongoing lead contamination crisis in East Chicago, a disproportionately large number

of coal ash lagoons posing risks to drinking water in lowincome urban and rural areas, and not enough oversight from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Mays says two and a half years after the discovery of the water crisis in Flint, residents still don’t have clean water, but she says her message to people in other cities is that people can fight back. “We’re all just a bunch of regular people that just happened to find out that we were being poisoned and decided it was time to stand up and fight back,” she states. “And we’ve actually been able to push back on the government, which is unheard of in most cases. “ On Friday the Environmental Protection Agency said Flint will

have to treat and test drinking water from a new Lake Huron pipeline for at least three months before providing it to residents. Mays says in the meantime,

Michigan is balking at delivering bottled water to residents who don’t have a vehicle to get to sites that have been set up to distribute clean water.

you see this big gap,” Yee said. “There were a lot more votes that were cast for Democratic candidates than are reflected in their share of the congressional delegations for southern states.” The Washington Post recently designated North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District the most gerrymandered district in the country. It stretches from north of Greensboro to Winston-Salem and all the way down to Charlotte. The Fourth District, covering Raleigh and Burlington, and the First District, covering the northeastern part of the state, also made the top ten in the nation. The Institute for Southern Studies looked at all the Southern states, Yee said, but North Carolina stood out. “North Carolina is one of

the states that has had the most egregious examples of this, at the House level and also at the state legislative level,” she said. “And that’s gone to court, that’s gone to litigation and so, there’s a big push in the state right now to do nonpartisan redistricting.” Earlier this year, a nonpartisan panel of retired North Carolina justices and judges released a suggested congressional map for North Carolina to demonstrate how redistricting might work. The panel created 13 districts based on geography only, without regard to party affiliation. If put in place, it is estimated that six of those districts would be Republican, four Democrat and three would be in play. Currently, there are 10 Republican districts in the state.

live television director Alex Rudzinski ( “Dancing with the Stars”) will join Tony Awardwinning director Kenny Leon ( “The Wiz Live”) for the Dec. 7 live telecast. The live production includes Tony winner Jerry Mitchell (“Kinky Boots”, “On

Your Feet”) who serves as the choreographer for the live production with music and lyrics by Tony winners Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Pam Price serves on the Cathedral City Public Art Commission

Report: Gerrymandering Impacted NC Election Results

Earlier this year, a nonpartisan panel of justices and judges created a district map of North Carolina that mostly considered geography. (Duke University) By Desert Star Staff RALEIGH, N.C. – As the recount of votes in the November election continues in the Tar Heel State, a report from the Institute for Southern Studies has found that gerrymandering continues to impact the

outcome of North Carolina’s state and national races. In the recent election, Democrats comprised 47 percent of voters, but only 23 percent of elected seats. The analysis was prepared by the Institute for Southern Studies. Allie Yee, associate

director with the organization, said the end result is an inaccurate representation of the state’s electorate. “If you look at the congressional delegation and the number of votes that went to Democratic candidates versus Republican candidates,

The US government has always been open about its feelings toward communist Cuba. It remains unknown how many times the CIA tried to assassinate Castro, but some Cuban officials set the number as high as 600. This figure includes the notorious incident when Castro’s cigarettes were found to be stuffed with explosives.After passing power to his brother Raul, Fidel was still considered the main moral authority in Cuba. Occasionally, he also met with foreign

dignitaries like Pope Francis in 2015 and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in February. Under Raul’s leadership, Cuba has experienced a slow transformation as he has introduced some marketstyle economic reforms in the largely socialist country. He also agreed to restore diplomatic ties with the United States in December, taking a step away from decades of rivalry. Fidel was skeptical about the rapprochement, but did not oppose it.

Grant has called “the most hotly anticipated moment of American pop culture history in recent memory.” Five parties hosted by NBC owned, and

affiliate stations are featured during the broadcast of “Hairspray Live!”: WBALTV in Baltimore (naturally), KPRC-TV in Houston, WCAUTV in Philadelphia, WXIA-in Atlanta and KSL in Salt Lake City. Emmy Award winning

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which almost ended in a nuclear show-down.n October 1962, Castro agreed to house Soviet nuclear missiles on Cuban territory, a move that followed the deployment of US missiles in Turkey. Washington was furious over the development, and pledged to use force if necessary to prevent it. The countries’ leaders, Kennedy and Khrushchev, eventually agreed to a compromise.

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What’s the Next Hot TV Series?

By Jackie Devereaux MIAMI, FLORIDA – Do you think you have the next new, hot TV show idea? Then be sure to attend the 2017 National Association of Television Programming Executives (NAPTE) convention held Jan. 17-19 at the Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels in Miami’s famous South Beach. Take your TV series, pilots, story ideas and story boards with you because the attending 5,000 NATPE television executives need to reach audiences – and that need has never been greater than now! With video-on-demand platforms, pay TV services

and free-to-air broadcasters all active in commissioning programs, it’s easy to miss the new shows hitting the market. As one key network drama executive says, “It’s my job to know all that’s out there but I cannot know all in this kind of market.” Get your stuff in front of the people that matter. Stop trying to find an agent, manager or mentor who will “drive” your career in Hollywood or New York. This conference is the fastest way to meet those who do drive the television industry, and who actually make decisions. While reality TV shows have commanded the

stage for the past ten years, newer shows that appeal to broader audiences are making a splash. For example, surprisingly enough, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg go together like peanut butter and jelly. Their new show “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party,” premiered on VH1 to 2.3 million viewers and was the top premiere for a new cable unscripted franchise this year. What’s their secret ingredient? Go to the conference and find out. While there be a part of three new keynote platforms during the threeday conference. Get inspired and build relationships with

“Holiday Fest with Santa” By Desert Star Staff PALM SPRINGS, Calif. –– Brightwood College in Palm Springs will host a “Holiday Fest with Santa” event for the community on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Attendees are invited to enjoy activities for all ages including: pictures with Santa, making holiday cards for Operation Gratitude, decorating Christmas ornaments and hot chocolate. Additionally, attendees can learn more about Brightwood College and its programs

through campus tours, blood pressure checks, chair massages and dental checks. The event is part of Brightwood College parent company Education Corporation of America’s “Holiday Fest with Santa” events being held at 69 Brightwood College, Brightwood Career Institute, Ecotech Institute, Golf Academy and Virginia College locations throughout 19 states. WHAT: Brightwood College “Holiday Fest with Santa”

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon WHERE: Brightwood College in Palm Springs - 2475 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262 PHONE 760-778-3540 “Holiday Fest with Santa is a perfect way to bring the Palm Springs community together and get everyone in the holiday spirit,” says Campus President Kevin Quirk. “We are excited to celebrate the season, partner with a great organization like Operation Gratitude

By Desert Star Staff Today, rising Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Katherine Kadenacy, who goes by XMeKate has released her debut single ‘Cigarettes’ produced by Andrés Rebellón (Marina & The Diamonds).

Comprised of a unique blend of electro pop, Indie and alternative genres, Kate’s heavy, haunting lyrics float seamlessly within the lightness of the melody. Together, the two crafted a track that is both universal and achingly personal. “Cigarettes”, the first single from her upcoming EP Expectation, is the first song that Kate and Andres

worked together on. It tells the story of Kate’s first heartbreak, and how the first girl she ever fell for ended up cheating on her with a boy. Kadenacy, who is of Italian and Greek descent, had a bicultural upbringing that was a major influence in developing her aesthetic, which draws from Greek mythology and classic literature. She chose her name, ‘XMeKate,’ to honor the sharp and uncompromising Kate from Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, one of the bard’s strongest female characters. Like her namesake Kate’s tenacity came from hardship and pain lead to power which infused itself into her music. Kate started performing as one half of an acoustic duo that started to get attention and draw crowds in clubs here

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high-level content industry executives as part of the most comprehensive and thought provoking conference agenda to date. Discover new trends and source new business opportunities scripted, unscripted and everything in between. Truly built to give the NATPE attendee the best engagement and experience, NATPE will launch three new initiatives in Miami in January: NATPE Scripted, NATPE Music and a Station Group Summit. These captivating headliners will be in addition to the already successful conference tracks: NATPE Reality, NATPE Innovation, NATPE Global, NATPE Brands and Advertising and The Storytellers and the Shaping of Pop Culture. Celebrate with television and platform executives and make the most of these multiple networking events tailored to every sector of the content ecosystem. Don’t miss out on the next best chance to reach those who matter in the television industry. Go to https://www.natpe. com/market/schedule to register and see more of the conference track schedule of panelists, networking events, master classes and descriptions of speakers.

and share with everyone all that Brightwood College in Palm Springs has to offer.” The event will also allow attendees to explore the programs offered through Brightwood College, including: Criminal Justice, Dental Assistant, Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Medical Office Specialist and Pharmacy Technician programs, as well as a variety of continuing education courses. For more information about Brightwood College in Palm Springs, visit www. brightwood.edu/palmsprings.

•••••••••••••• in Los Angeles, where she currently lives. After losing her Mother to cancer Kate went through a physical and mental transformation - which lead to her being put on involuntary suicide watch. Kate’s life as she knew it was ending, and she was about embark on a new one - and this is when xMeKate was born. Keep your eyes peeled for XMeKate, as she will be releasing a set of EP’s early next year that is entirely produced by her good friend and collaborator Andrés Rebellón. The projects explore a life in two parts: the first EP, Expectation (out February of 2017), centers on intimacy, love and heartbreak. The second EP, Too Much, is a triumphant expression of life after loss (out late Spring of 2017). Both

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Weekends with Jason Stuart, featuring Jennie McNulty The Congo Room presents “Wet Wednesday” 10pm-2am P: 760-322-7353, 23rd Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade December 3, 2016 5:45 PM - 7:30 ACT for MS Christmas Tree Lane Tree Auction and Boutique at the Palm Springs HardRock Hotel December 1, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST http:// www.actforms.org Kal David Unplugged on Thursdays at 8 p.m. at 1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive. For information, 760-322-4422 Palm Springs Air Museum 1942: The Year That Changed It All Friday, Nov. 25th 5:00 PM Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce 30th Annual Athena Awards Luncheon Sponsorship Opportunities!: Palm Springs Convention Center December 2 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Diamond Anniversary Winter Wonderland Athena Awards Luncheon!: Palm Springs Convention Center December 2 - 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

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College of the Desert 7am-2pm Sat-Sun Saturday, December 17th: Visit with Santa Santa Claus is coming to The Living Desert! Spend the morning with jolly St. Nick Mildly Wild New York New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance Spend New Year’s Eve at the Zoo and go Saturday, December 31 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

WildLights Living Desert Reserve Now-Dec 24th. Selected Dates; 6:00 9:00pm 760-346-5694 CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Alicia in Wonder Tierra December 1 & 2 Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce The Biggest Loser Race Series: Civic Center Park December 4 - 7:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Continued on page 18 bodies of work showcase her meticulously layered lyrical style, in which she mines artful prose directly from her real life – a life that’s had its fair share of heartbreak, loss and discovery. Listen to ‘Cigarettes’: https://soundcloud.com/ xmekate/cigarettes “Katharine Kadenacy is the next pop chanteuse to watch” - Popular TV

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HOROSCOPES ARIES

You’re out and about, in and of the world. You can’t help it. The world, people, events, food, travel, adventures, mountain peaks, plains, cultures, culture, civilization– all summoning you to participate. Perhaps you will consider writing a book, perhaps publishing becomes interesting, Think deeply on your goals. Create more. Ponder upon this statement, “I see the goal, I reach that goal and then I see another.”

TAURUS I ask that you also read and ponder upon the statement at the end of Aries. And then observe the many and varied goals, dreams, hopes & wishes filtering through your mind each day. There’s not enough time each day to accomplish everything, Time seems to have changed, accelerated. You have many plans to fulfill. Visualize yourself in the midst of abundant resources and money. See yourself as the Law of Attraction. Accomplishing all dreams.

GEMINI What are you planning for the holidays? Will you prepare with family and friends? With someone in particular? Tend carefully to the one closest to you. A silver light is shining on your relationship. Communicative intimacy is being called for. Past, present and future seem to be bundled together. You and

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another need to travel. Down a river or lake somewhere. Blue mountains ahead.

CANCER Your health at this time is what matters most. Focusing on health is good because you have the capacity to purify, harmonize and heal more quickly now. Foods are also on your mind. Are you considering preparing food to give as gifts? Are endless tasks and responsibilities appearing moment by moment. Till you have no time? Say no to some. You need rest.

LEO Your heart seeks more adventure, fun, play and being tended to in a very creative way. You need to accept invitations to parties and festivities, be with friends, attend plays, art shows, dances, and visit other people’s homes. You need both a Christmas tree and a Hanukkah bush with lights and candles everywhere. You need to be loved, cared for, recognized and then loved some more. Who can do this?

VIRGO You are the light of the world to your family. You are the one who must connect them, one to the other, create festivities that make them feel at home. You must begin to plan a large gathering so that those who have no family are welcomed (where you are).

You must merge separate realities, unify oppositions, and synthesize all the parts and pieces. You love these tasks.

LIBRA Being out and about in the neighborhood, dropping in on neighbors, driving around town seeking the most dramatic holiday decorations, having dinner with friends, gathering holiday decorations, seeing relatives, talking on the phone, sending holiday cards – all these you love to do You look forward to the beauty of this season all year. Who is your family these days?

SCORPIO For the next several weeks you sense a light shining on you. You’ll feel lucky, able, capable, resourceful, wealthy, emotionally supported. Don’t run out, however, and buy everything you fancy and shining brightly. Unless it’s for a loved one. Then be lavish. However, most appreciated would be your heart, given to another. Even if it’s to a friend. We think of you as internal, hidden, watchful. Give a little more of yourself for a while.

SAGITTARIUS All parts of you are active, energetic, hopeful (we hope). You also become a bit more impulsive, quick to anger, impatient, wanting your own way (for a time). We see you as being more assertive, daring like a warrior. You become

very attractive. However, be careful with everything – communicating, driving, walking running, using tools, implements. Things red, hot and sharp (all of which, to some, you are) might attack. You’re laughing. That’s good. Caution with language.

CAPRICORN You may be fatigued, weary, drained, worn out, depleted of major nutrients and in need of rest. Soon you will need to be out and about in the public more, so take this time to draw back, do less work. You can still plan and create goals. However, do not act upon them immediately, instead making health, rest, and well-being your central focus. Allow these to be your directives for at least a month.

AQUARIUS As you go out and about be careful not to be too reckless. You have energy and enthusiasm, you have hopes and wishes, you have opportunities and invitations. Amidst the many possibilities, attend only one or two at a time. Say thank you, exit gracefully, then focus on several more. Pay all bills promptly, don’t worry about money. You always have the needed resources and resourceful people.

summoned. A forum or group invites you to teach, to offer your gifts of communication, counseling, intelligence and knowledge. You prepare. However, you are aware that at any time, things dissolve away. So you are hopeful, patient, accepting, acquiescing, yet you are also wary, cautious, circumspect, careful and coiled like a kundalini snake, which is Ok (for now). Risa D’Angeles is the founder and director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies Research Institute: Risa’s Esoteric Astrology. She can be reached at risagoodwill@gmail.com.

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Holiday spectacular on ice and tree lighting at The River Famed skater Richard “Mr. Debonair” Dwyer to perform with medalists from the LA Figure Skating Club

By Desert Star Staff Rancho Mirage, CA.— The Renova Rink @ The River, the Palm Springs area’s and this season’s unexpected and new activity for everyone- offering outdoor ice skating at The River at Rancho Mirage is now open. And just announced today, famed skating star Richard “Mr. Debonair” Dwyer and championship skaters from the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club will celebrate the opening of the rink with a special Holiday Spectacular on Ice on November 29th. The Renova Rink @ the River is open daily through January 8, 2017, under the desert’s bright sunny skies and every evening under the stars with local entertainment, including bands and DJ’s, providing holiday music to accompany most skating sessions. The Renova Rink @ The River VIP Lounge by Acqua with its festive holiday décor will serve for hot chocolate,

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beer and wine, and snacks in an exclusive setting across the water from the rink. “Ice skating in the desert at The Renova Rink @ The River will be the highlight of this holiday season,” said Ungar Kung, principal at CL Asset Management, owners’ representative of The River. “The Renova Rink @ The River is for all-families and friends, the young and young at heart, local and visitorsand this will be the place for some of the best entertainment, people watching, shopping and dining in the Coachella Valley.” The Holiday Spectacular on Ice featuring 80-year old ice skating legend Richard Dwyer, also known as Mr. Debonair, is one of the sport’s most popular ice skating stars in figure skating history having skated in both Ice Follies and Ice Capades. Dwyer will be joined by Los Angeles Figure Skating Club champions

and medalists Krystal Davis, Nichole Huenergardt, Katie Kornfield., Eric Sjoberg, Ella Ales, Alfred Bartel and Carolyn Bartel, and eight year old Sonia Baram on the ice for the holiday show on Tuesday, November 29, beginning at 5:30 pm, with Santa and a tree lighting, followed by caroling with the Rancho Mirage High School Choir at 6 pm, and the skating show at 6:45 pm. Envisioned by CV 104.3’s Jimi “Fitz” Fitzgerald, who is also producing a spring music series for The River, The Renova Rink @ the River and the Holiday Spectacular are the very first seasonal events planned for the mid-valley shopping center on this scale. “This is a tremendous opportunity to reach all communities of the Coachella Valley with this centrally-located, mid-valley ice rink,” says Fitzgerald. The Renova Rink @ The River is presented by the FIRST ALERT November 30, 2016

WEATHER TEAM of CBS Local 2 NEWS and KESQ NEWS CHANNEL 3 and sponsored by CV 104.3 FM, Desert Lexus, Hero, and Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa. The River at Rancho Mirage is just minutes away from most desert communities, resorts and hotels. This premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination offers an extraordinary lineup of restaurants like Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse, Baja Fresh, The Cheesecake Factory, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Fleming’s Steak House, Gioia Italian Bistro, P.F. Chang’s, Starbucks, Yard

House and more, with Acqua California Bistro and The Fox and Fiddle coming soon; beautiful boutiques and The Century Theatres at The River. Details on The Renova Rink @ The River, such as hours of operation, pricing, and general information are available on the attached fact sheet and on The River’s website at TheRiveratRanchoMirage. com. The Renova Rink @ The River VIP Lounge by Acqua will be open for Thursday-Sunday skating sessions. Parking for ice skaters and their fans is suggested on the west side of The River, near Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse.

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E N T E RTA I N M E N T ‘Allied,” A Slick Spy Flick

BY THEDA KLEINHANS REICHMAN

Winter is almost here and as the temperatures outside fall, the list of fine films worth seeing heats up considerably. In fact, most Oscar contenders are released in November and December. This year is no exemption with such fine films waiting in the cinematic wings like the musical “La La Land,” “Fences” starring Denzel Washington and the eagerly awaited “Rogue One-A Star Wars Story.” “Allied,” a taut spy thriller by the eclectic director Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump” and the Disney animated “Roger Rabbit”) can also be

but soon it is obvious that they share strong romantic feelings for one another. The day before the assassination assignment they decide to break the rules. They drive into the desert where they make passionate love as a raging sandstorm swirls all around them. If they don’t live to see another day, they will at least have experienced these few illicit moments of passion. Eventually, they marry and have a baby girl, born in the midst of an air strike on London. They seem to be a perfect couple, but his world is shattered when British forces suspect that his wife may be a double agent. If this is the case, he is ordered to kill her. Soon everything that happens around them seems suspicious, but he refuses added to your must see list. Casablanca under the cover to believe she could be Nazi “Allied” is reminiscent of of darkness. He is a French spy. But is she? And is their classic WWII espionage dramas Canadian operative employed seemingly perfect love affair a of the past like the Oscar by British special operations; winning gem “Casablanca” that she is a member of the French sham? All of this intrigue adds up to a romantic spy flick that starred Humphrey Bogart and resistance. When he joins her will keep you glued to the edge Ingrid Bergman. This time the that night, he convincingly beautiful couple at the center passes as her loving husband, of your seat until the very end. From Paramount Pictures, of the film is a pair of allied even though they have never agents played by Brad Pitt met before...They are very slick, rated R for violence, some and Marion Cotillard who join talented spies. And Pitt actually sexuality, nudity and brief drug use. Running time forces to assassinate a German speaks French in the film, but two hours, 3 minutes. his faux “wife” immediately ambassador. And like the The Tony Award winning Bogie./ Bergman film, this story realizes that she must help Best Musical “Wonderful perfect a true Parisian accent, also begins in the mysterious Town,” with music by Leonard unlike his current Quebecian city of Casablanca awash Bernstein, is a sassy. Brassy accented Francais. in Nazi flags and banners. love letter to the bright lights Usually, agents don’t As this gripping story allow themselves to fall in love, of the Big Apple and will come opens, Pitt is parachuted into

The annual Rock-A-Holly Party

By Desert Star Staff December 10, 2016, is the Annual Rock-A-Holly Christmas party at the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway/Alexander Estate, who makes its own charitable gift to and also sponsors Toys for Tots. Guests will be allowed to bring a toy if they wish. There will be a box for the toys to fit in, so that it is a special gift for

a Tot to cherish. The toys will be delivered to the Foundation. Financial Contributions will also be accepted if that is more convenient. Tours of this great Estate will be at 11AM; 12noon and 1PM and the famous Live Living Room Concert will be held at 3PM until 5-5:30PM. Peter Alden is Elvis and James King

will bring back your Christmas memories with all the Holiday Hits of 50s, 60s and 70’s Rock and Roll greats— Elvis, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Tom Jones, and Englebert Humperdinck. It is amazing how he goes from one artist to another. Tickets for the Concert are $45/person and a Tour is

$30/person, but the real deal is a combo-ticket at only $60/ person-you save $15 and see it all-a great afternoon and early evening. It is the way to introduce the Holiday

to LA for three semi-staged concert performances starting Dec. 2. Tony Award winners Faith Prince (“Guys and Dolls”) and Nikki M. James (“The Book of Mormon”) star in the tale of two sisters who move to New York, eager to take the city by storm. The show also stars Marc Kudisch (“9 to 5”) and will be narrated by Tony Award winner Roger Bart (“Young Frankenstein”). Note, you can save 30% on select performances with code “31580”—limit 4 per order. This limited offer expires under Dec. 1—so put your order in right away. “Wonderful Town” comes to town for an too brief run- 3 shows only-Dec. 2,3,4 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown L.A. Tickets from $19 and up can be purchased online at www.laopera.org or call (213) 972-8001

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The Pantages Theatre production of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” will put you in a holiday mood. It has a very short run—from Nov. 29 to Dec. 4 only. This will be followed by Rodgers & Hammerstein”s musical classic “The King and I” which will run from Dec. 15 to Jan. 21, 2017. For tickets and information call 866-755-2929 or www. hollywoodpantages.com.

Spirit to yourself, someone special, and/or friends. For information 760-322-1192 or www. elvishoneymoon .com

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Why Are You Avoiding the Doctor?

By Desert Star Staff Most Americans want to stay healthy and prevent disease and illness. For many, this means getting regular check-ups and using their health plan benefits. For others, it seems that ignorance is bliss. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Americans get their preventive services only about half the time, even though preventive care

is fully covered at no cost by most health plans under the Affordable Care Act. Preventive services save lives and decrease suffering from advanced illnesses. Vaccinations prevent lifethreatening diseases. Health screenings can find serious conditions early. Managing diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure can prevent heart attacks, strokes or kidney failure.

Despite these facts, there are numerous reasons people avoid their doctors. “Understanding why you avoid getting your needed preventive care is the first step in taking action for your health,” says Dr. Christina Stasiuk, senior medical director for Cigna. Dr. Christina and the experts at Cigna identified six types of people based on common perceptions.

By Desert Star Staff Most parents of infants are well-advised of certain dangers. However, there is one safety risk that doesn’t get much attention. Nearly 24,000 children are in accidents involving shopping carts each year, many suffering cuts, bruises, broken limbs and even head and brain injuries. Falls from the cart are among the leading causes of head injuries to young children. How can you ensure your trip to the store doesn’t lead to a trip to the emergency room? The experts at Safe-Strap, the inventors of the shopping cart seat belt, offer the following tips. • It can be tempting to try to balance your infant carrier on top of your shopping cart, as the carrier may appear like it’s designed to fit there.

Be advised, this isn’t the case. Use a shopping cart outfitted with a docking station, such as Safe-Dock, the first universal infant carrier docking station for shopping carts. This provides an easy transition of baby carrier from car to cart, no matter what the make and model of your US-purchased car seat is. • Toddlers and pre-schoolaged children can be at-risk too. Make sure your children are wearing a safety belt or harness at all times, and that it is fastened securely. Children should never ride in the basket. Remember, it only takes a second for a child to stand up in a shopping cart, which increases the chances of falling or tipping the cart. • Pay attention. These days, it’s all too easy to let your phone be a distraction, but shopping is distraction

enough. Keep your eyes on your kids for safer shopping. • If the stores you shop in don’t offer carts with infant carrier docks, talk to a store manager. Your customer feedback is valued, and your voice could help motivate the store to upgrade their carts to include important safety features. More shopping cart safety tips can be found at shoppingcartsafety.com, where parents can also see if local retailers offer SafeDock and request their stores install the system. It’s important to keep in mind that most shopping cart injuries are entirely preventable. Make shopping safer for your baby and more convenient for you by always using a shopping cart with proper safety features. StatePoint

By Desert Star Staff Dock and request their stor Getting cozy this winter? You’ll definitely want to make use of your fireplace. But remember, you’ll need

to take extra precautions to keep everybody and everything safe. The use of a safety screen is a must -- in fact, they’re required on all

fireplaces manufactured after January 1, 2015 -- so if your fireplace didn’t come with one or if it is not in good shape, get a retrofit safety screen. Even with a screen,

Thinking about where you fit can help you see why you may put off preventive care: • Procrastinators: Procrastinators fear that a check-up will discover a condition that needs to be addressed and will impact them personally and financially. They delay or avoid getting a check-up to cope with their apprehension. • What-if Worriers: What-if Worriers spend a lot of time thinking about unpleasant hypothetical situations and things. While some worriers see a doctor for every ache or pain, others avoid check-ups altogether because they anticipate an unfavorable diagnosis. • Solitary Sufferers: Many people don’t get help from their doctors to avoid revealing personal issues or concerns -- especially related to mental health or substance use -because they’re ashamed and worried about being judged as weak by others. This fear also keeps them from using their Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) at work. • Super Savers: Super Savers always look for a good

deal and hate to pay full price for anything. They pinch every penny and may view a checkup as not worth the cost. Some don’t even realize their health benefit plan covers preventive care services with no out-ofpocket costs, or how advanced diseases may cost them much more time and money. • Workaholics: People in this group value work over any other activity. They may consider a check-up to be a waste of time, and don’t realize that poor health can impact the work performance they prize. • Self-Diagnosers: SelfDiagnosers feel confident that they are engaging in healthy activities and the need for a check-up doesn’t really apply to them. They may not consider that early on, many conditions have no physical symptoms. No matter what your own motivations and concerns may be, you can get tips on taking control of your health and using your health benefits to the fullest at Cigna.com. “From vaccinations to early detection, optimal health absolutely includes preventive care. Get past the hurdles and schedule your recommended check-ups. It is crucial for your long-term health and wellness,” says Dr. Christina. StatePoint

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it is also crucial that you give your fireplace clearance, keeping little ones, pets and flammables away. To learn more or to request a retrofit screen

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A Hollywood Movie Industry Comedy at Geffen Playhouse

Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Rebecca Henderson, Jennifer Mudge, Nate Corddry and Keith Powell. Photo by Jeff Lorch Photography. By Jack Lyons Theatre and Film Critic Hollywood is a magical word in the world of show business. It conjures up feelings of glamor, celebrity, and money… tons of it. And of course, when money enters the picture (pun definitely intended), powerful men and and women cannot be far behind. And the gold mine at the end of the rainbow is Television. Ask any budding writer in Los Angeles, what his or her choice of a dream job is in the industry would be, and nine times out of ten, the savvy

ones will say ‘show runner’. If you’re the show runner, you’re the creative executive writer and the producer with immense influence and power that controls the syndicated/rerun market where the really big money gathers in piles in every room in your home or bank. Yes, the stage is the touchstone of the performing arts, and the movies once were kings of the box office, but the Mother Lode now is television and everyone wants a piece of the action. “Icebergs” is a Geffen Playhouse World Premiere production written by Alena Smith, herself a TV writer, and is smartly directed by Geffen Artistic Director Randall Arney.

The Geffen has been the venue of choice for many of Los Angeles’ emerging playwrights due to the proximity of Hollywood and a steady stream of available quality actors thanks to close-by TV and movie production companies. LA is an ‘industry town’ and many Geffen productions are sprinkled with familiar faces from TV, stage and movies. “Icebergs”, in short, tells the story of a millennial married couple who both work in the industry. Calder an up and coming movie writer/ director nicely played by Nate Corddry, and Jennifer Mudge as Abigail, his beautiful but neurotic actor wife. Abigail is an

established leading lady who is beginning to be aware that her biological maternal clock is ticking away and that she and Calder must make some career altering choices. A career or children? They have been trying to get pregnant but without luck. Besides, they reason, with all the talk these days about “climate change”, maybe kids should be not on their radar screens just now. Into this flux-filled weekend comes Calder’s old college roommate Reed (Keith Powell), a paleontologist and science professor who is attending a science conference this weekend on the subject - you guessed it - climate change. In addition to Reed, Abigail’s unpredictable, wisecracking tarot card reading friend Molly (hilariously played by Rebecca Henderson) unexpectedly drops in. Abigail and Calder’s agent Nicky played by Lucas NearVerbrugghe, is spot on as a schmoozing Hollywood agent looking out for his clients. In one scene, the issue of whether Abigail should be given the lead role in Calder’s screenplay which has not yet been cast comes up. But Nicky diplomatically says he thinks the studio may not green light it with Abigail in the part. Calder loyally says to Nicky it’s my movie and either Abigail plays the lead, or it’s no deal.

That scene becomes a bit of a stretch in order to believe that this type of dialogue rings true in an industry where hard-nose executives wear flak-jackets under their business suits for safety and eat noble and loyal writers for breakfast. “Icebergs” is a light, nice, TV sitcom-like play with plenty of laughs. The actors are solid, in their verisimilitude performances, but it’s not like they’re splitting the atom or solving world hunger during this weekend in LA’ Silver Lake District setting. It’s just a-slice-of-life peek into the up and down machinations of the television/move industry, along with the decision of whether two millennial Hollywood professionals should plan to have children or not. Anthony T. Fanning’s functional set design gives the actors plenty of space to roam. And the David Kay Mickelsen’s costumes have the proper Southern California industry look. Lighting designer Daniel Ionazzi, and composer and sound designer Richard Woodbury complete the creative team led by director Arney. The play is performed without an intermission and runs approximately 95 minutes. “Icebergs” performs at the Geffen Playhouse on the Gil Cates stage and runs through December 18, 2016.

CODA Gallery welcomes art patrons

Ellis M. Goodman, CBE, Nora Helmer, David Ramirez. Photo by Pat Krause By Pam Price The desert loves its artists and art galleries so it celebrated the debut of two brand new spaces from established Coda Gallery, the popular art spot considered a favorite source of art for contemporary collectors as it officially opened a new chapter on November 26th. Remaining on El Paseo the new space is across the street to the corner of EL Paseo and Lupine Lane. The Grand Opening Celebration www.desertstarweekly.com

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began at 5pm with Ellis M. Goodman, CBE and his associates greeting guests; many long-time clients since the Gallery opened 25 years ago. The theme, Thirty Artists, Thirty Years was a retrospective of the diverse collection the Gallery has brought to the desert. Mr. Goodman credits David Katz and Joshua Katz, his son and Sruma Shrenzel, his daughter for the enduring popularity of the Coda Gallery. The modern

space exhibits the paintings of David Dorman, sculptures by Bill Weaver and Jim Richie’s photography. Mr. Goodman remarked that the new gallery “ brings us into a new century after 25 years on El Paseo.” Seen at the event, which was catered by Mastro’s, were Tony and Karen Barone, Mitch Blumberg, Dimitri Halkidis with newcomer to the desert’s art scene, Nicole Borgenicht. Coda’s 2016 exhibits included the paintings of Tim Townsley, Michael Steirnagle November 30, 2016

Richard de Rothschild, Sean Heaton, Robert Reed. Photo by Pat Krause and Daryl Gortner. The music of Acoustic Movement enhanced the event bringing artists and patrons together harmoniously. Elsewhere in art, Cathedral City’s 35th Anniversary Celebration featured the opening of their new art gallery on November 17th featuring two exhibits, “The Early Years-Cathedral City” by the Cathedral City Historical Society and Cathedral City-An American Town by photographer, Peter Palladino.

The exhibits are at Cathedral City Hall Art Gallery at 68700 Avenda Lalo Guerrero. The Cathedal City Public Art Commission staged the unveiling of the Lalo Guerroro sculpture at the entrance to City Hall during the city’s anniversary celebration. Pam Price serves on the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission

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America Debuts Magical Holiday Flight Across America and North Pole By Desert Star Staff MINNEAPOLIS, -- FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016, to January 2, 2017, guests will help Santa Claus search for his missing elves during an exhilarating multimedia flight across America and up to the North Pole. Some may even be able to catch a whiff of Mrs. Claus’ baking as they swoop over her Gingerbread factory! The FlyOver®America attraction is a flight simulation ride that takes you, your family and friends on a breathtaking aerial journey over some of America’s most spectacular landscapes (from the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty) using the latest in ride flight technology. Guests sit suspended with their legs

dangling 10 to 25 feet above the ground in specialized ride vehicles, as they move in concert with the film. With the addition of special effects (scent, mist, wind), riders actually feel like they are flying! As part of this special holiday edition of FlyOver America, the ride’s entrance has been transformed into a winter wonderland. Before even fastening their seatbelts, participants can begin their holiday voyage by mailing a letter to Santa! To be delivered to Santa’s workshop in time for Christmas, guests will be able to send letters through Sunday, Dec. 18. A fun and festive seasonal adventure, FlyOver America is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season with the entire family. Tickets for adults ages 13 and up are $16.95, while tickets for children ages 12 and under are $12.95. Children

Guests fly to the North Pole on FlyOver America’s Christmas ride located at the Mall of America. (PRNewsFoto/FlyOver America) must be at least 40” (3 ft. 4 in) to participate on the ride, and children 8 and under must

be accompanied by an adult or guardian aged 14 years or older. For more information,

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Champagne-Inspired Décor: For those in the midst of planning a holiday party, Vitalie suggests using a bubbly bar as the centerpiece of the festivities. “Create a dedicated space for your bubbles, offering options such as Champagne Taittinger Brut La Française and Prestige Rosé, and allow guests to taste at their own leisure. It makes for a great spot to strike up conversation and leaves the host free to mingle with all of the other guests,” says Vitalie. In terms of the look for your bubbly bar, you don’t have stick with traditional holiday colors. Instead, let Champagne Taittinger inspire your décor by using metallics like brushed gold, galvanized silver and rose gold, alongside lush holiday greens, for a more contemporary take on holiday spirit. For bigger crowds, largeformat bottles are sure to be a crowd-pleaser -- from a Magnum (two standard bottles), to a Methuselah (eight standard bottles). “Everyone loves a big bottle of Champagne, and it will save you tons of recycling space, as well!” says Vitalie. Parisian Raw Bar: Take a moment from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and transport you and your guests to Paris with a French-style raw bar -- a crowd pleaser at any party and for any season.

Move on to the perfect shrimp cocktail: the sweet flavor with just a squeeze of lemon is a natural fit with Champagne. Then, end with a bit of lobster or crab,” says Vitalie. For a new presentation, stagger footed cake stands at different heights to create areas where you can add additional design elements, such as winter greenery, flowers, candles and lights. Drape linen or other textured fabric for added texture and a touch of Paris. Voila! Champagne Macarons: Chocolate delicacies and Champagne are a natural pairing, particularly when there is a secondary element of fruit in the chocolate, such as passion fruit, raspberry, coconut or

hazelnut. And the outer shell, airy pillow, creamy center and soft chew of Macarons are a natural fit for Champagne, which is an equally ethereal experience. Available online at mrchocolate.com in Brut La Française, Bellini, Mimosa, and Rosé, Champagne Taittinger Macarons at Jacques Torres Chocolate can round out your dessert spread and provide a memorable conclusion to your meal. More information can be found at taittinger.com. So much more than just a drink, let Champagne be the source of your entertaining inspiration this holiday season. StatePoint

3 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Champagne

By Desert Star Staff Champagne is the quintessential complement to any memorable occasion, one that can shape and transform an experience, while creating new traditions and memories along the way. To help you plan your

festivities this holiday season, Vitalie Taittinger, artistic director of Champagne Taittinger -one of the last few remaining family-owned and operated Champagne houses -- is offering her take on ways to add glamour and elegance to your at-home, year-end festivities.

Festival of Lights Parade By Desert Star Staff The 24th Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade will take place on Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs on Saturday, December 3 at 5:45 pm. It begins at Ramon Road and Palm Canyon Drive

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and heads northbound on Palm Canyon Drive to Tamarisk Road where it ends. The parade route is approximately 1.25 miles long. The parade will last between 90 minutes and 2hours from start to finish. Come early to get a seat to watch the parade as

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Tips for Making this Holiday Gathering the Best One Yet! By Desert Star Staff As most holiday hosts know, it’s not unheard-of to spend the majority of your party in the kitchen, while guests laugh together down the hall. But preparing in advance can help you reduce stress, have more time to make the moments special and still serve a delicious meal. Here are a few hosting hints to make this holiday the best yet. Snappy Sides: Make sides in a cinch by doing any chopping, slicing or mixing in advance of the day of your party. Certain sides can even be prepped ahead and popped in the oven just before the guests arrive. Or, consider making your party a potluck festivity. This way, everyone pitches in on the food, which leaves you time to mine Pinterest for simple DIY holiday décor ideas that are sure to draw

more than a few wows. Main Course: The centerpiece of your celebration, the ham or turkey, shouldn’t involve a ton of work or preparation. When your guests have traveled from all over, why not treat them (and yourself) to a little taste of home that provides the perfect presentation and effortless preparation? One easy way to serve these home favorites without spending all day near the oven is by picking up a readyto-serve, premium option locally. Classic options like those from HoneyBaked Ham come spiral sliced so they are effortless to serve. Their handcrafted, premium meats are smoked over blended hardwood chips and finished with a sweet, crunchy glaze, giving flavors that are evocative of happy holiday memories and home cooking.

The brand also offers ready-made sides, like green bean casserole and herb stuffing, as well as cakes, pies and other desserts, which could potentially mean onestop shopping for you. And, while shopping in-store, you can join HoneyBaked Ham in supporting the Gary Sinise Foundation by donating to help our nation’s first responders. DIY Drinks: All too often, hosts get bogged down fixing drinks for guests as they arrive. Avoid this conundrum by setting up a DIY drink station. You may consider making a signature drink in advance and serving it in a beverage dispenser or punch bowl, or giving guests a few cocktail suggestions on a placard. Don’t forget the little ones. Set up a hot chocolate bar that includes marshmallows, peppermints and whipped cream topping options.

Ask adults to help their children serve themselves. You don’t have to get sidelined in the kitchen at your holiday gathering in order to

Game Day Fun: Football Party Tips

By Desert Star Staff This football season, bring family and friends together for a day of festivities. Score a touchdown

at the next game day gathering with simple and affordable party-planning ideas from the discount experts at Dollar General.

Show Team Spirit: Encourage game day spirit with your favorite team’s colors and football-inspired tablecloths, disposable paper products and

By Desert Star Staff Lights decorate streets across the country. The holiday season is officially upon us! However, with the joy of the season comes the tendency to over-indulge. On average, Americans gain approximately one to two pounds during the holiday season. With just a few strategies from nutrition experts, you can avoid weight gain while still enjoying friends, family and holiday feasts. Don’t Skip Meals: “In preparation for a holiday feast, do not skip meals throughout the day,” says Heather Mangieri, registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson. “Skipping meals can result in overeating later on.” Instead, Mangieri

recommends eating foods full of protein and high in fiber before the feast because these foods will fill you up and satisfy hunger. Don’t Forget to Exercise: The holidays are a busy time full of cooking, decorating, shopping and catching up with loved ones. But remember, it is still important to make time for physical activity. “We have set a tradition to include a family walk over the holidays,” says registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy spokesperson Toby Smithson. “It’s a great time to create memories, share in conversation and sneak in exercise.” Don’t Overdo the Buffet: Holiday meals tend to be large, buffet-style gatherings where it is easy to overeat and fill up on unhealthy options.

To avoid overeating, Mangieri recommends loading your party plate with lean protein and veggies. “But that poses a problem at many holiday parties because treats and snacks are often all that fill the countertops. Stay in control by taking your own healthy protein options with you such as turkey meatballs, chicken skewers or a shrimp cocktail platter,” says Mangieri. Also note that it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain you are full. “Before going back for seconds, take time to savor each bite and enjoy conversation with friends and family,” says Mangieri. Don’t Splurge on Sweets: “It is okay to save room for dessert, but try to choose only one splurge item,” recommends Smithson. “These

posters. Get the kids involved by crafting foam fingers, or create garlands to hang around the rooms by cutting footballs out of construction paper and stringing them to green yarn. Game Day Buffet: Make things easy for you and the guests by creating a buffet with iconic game day finger foods like wings, dips and sandwiches. Additional easy and affordable recipes, including tasty appetizers and desserts, are available online at Dollar General Easy Meals at dollargeneral.com/easymeals. Keep food and drinks near the viewing area so guests don’t need to miss a moment of the game to refill their cups or plates. Save Big on Game Day:

serve a home style feast. With a few smart strategies, you can be both the host of the party and the life of it. StatePoint

Keep football fans happy by planning ahead. Stock up on favorite game day food at a discount retailer like Dollar General and save on items including drinks, chips and snacks. For additional savings, create a DG Digital Coupon account at dollargeneral. com/coupons, through the DG mobile app for Android and iPhone, or by texting “JOIN” to 34898. (Standard texting rates may apply.) Make Clean-Up a Snap: Don’t fumble during the fourth quarter. Use disposable items to make cleaning up a breeze. The added bonus is that items like paper plates and plastic cutlery are affordable and easily found in your team’s colors. With a few easy preparations, you can be a star player at the next game day party. StatePoint

Holiday Party Survival Guide: Tips to Avoid Weight Gain

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sweet treats can stick to your waistline and the added sugar may make you crash later.” Avoid overdoing it on dessert and limit sugary beverages. Use these expert tips at the holiday dinner table to

maintain a healthful eating plan throughout the entire season. The holidays are a wonderful time of the year, and it is possible to enjoy this special time without weight gain. StatePoint

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MUSIC Sonic Seasons Greetings: Holiday Music Roundup BY ROBERT KINSLER

Thanks to a slew of wonderful new holiday releases, it is definitely beginning to feel a lot

two new shining originals, notably the lovely pianoanchored “Christmas Prayers.” Information: NeilDiamond.com.

like Christmas. Artist: Gene Autry Title: A Melody Ranch Christmas Party (Varèse Sarabande) You might like if you enjoy: Gene Autry & the Pinafores, Roy Rogers, Rosemary Clooney Tell me more: Gene Autry’s “A Melody Ranch Christmas” album is a wonderful time machine, featuring recordings from the 1940s and early 1950s originally recorded on Autry’s long-running “Melody Ranch” radio show aired on the CBS Radio Network. Fans of classic country-western music and Christmas music will love this sentimental set filled with great recordings of “White Christmas,” “Jingle Bells,” “Joy to the World,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Frosty the Snow Man” and many more. The album’s great booklet includes insightful liner notes and vintage black & white images of Melody Ranch cast members that add to the magic. Information: VareseSarabande.com.

Artist: Tony Hadley Title: The Christmas Album (Omnivore Recordings) You might like if you enjoy: Spandau Ballet, Kim Wilde Tell me more: Fans of ‘80s new wave band Spandau Ballet know well the power of singer Tony Hadley. Now the British singer’s soulful vocals come in the service of 18 stellar tracks on “The Christmas Album.” Hadley mines enduring standards (“White Christmas” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”), traditional fair (“Ave Maria,” “Silent Night”) and several originals (“Every Second I’m Away,” “Snowing All Over the World”) on a terrific title centered around his toptier vocals. A duet with Kim Wilde on “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” is among the treasures on the set. Information: OmnivoreRecordings.com. Artist: Sarah McLachlan Title: Wonderland (Verve) You might like if you enjoy: Sarah Brightman, Sarah McLachlan Tell me more: Sarah

McLachlan brings her beautiful soprano to a number of beloved Yuletide favorites on the aptly-titled “Wonderland.” There is a nostalgic and yearning tone to this album with “Angels We Have Heard On High,” “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “O Holy Night” among the adored songs covered with a mix of reflective melancholy and sumptuous beauty. A Barnes & Noble exclusive edition (reviewed here) includes two indispensable bonus tracks “Amazing Grace” and “Snow.” Information: SarahMclachlan.com.

Artist: Kacey Musgraves Title: A Very Kacey Christmas (Mercury Records) You might like if you enjoy: Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert Tell me more: Alt-country songstress Kacey Musgraves is one of country music’s most exciting young artists, and her first full-length holiday music offering is as superb as her other recent albums for Mercury Nashville (2013’s “Sam Trailer Different Park” and 2015’s “Pageant Material”). In addition to

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tradition with impressive versions of “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “White Christmas” (performed with the Manhattan Transfer), “Coventry Carol” and more. Information: ptxofficial.com.

Artist: She & Him Title: Christmas Party (Columbia) You might like if you enjoy: Aimee Mann, She & Him Tell me more: Since bursting on the scene with their first album “Volume One” in March 2008, She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) have been reviving ‘60s-styled sunshine pop across a number of winning releases. The duo released the wonderful “A Very She & Him Christmas” in fall 2011, and have just issued a new holiday collection titled “Christmas Party” that finds the duo offering up a dozen gems including a spirited “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” a dreamy jazz-tinged “Let It Snow” and old-time country take on “Winter Wonderland” that finds Deschanel sharing lead vocals with guest Jenny Lewis. Information: sheandhim.com.

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S. JOHNSON. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LYNN VAN BUSKIRK JOHNSON in the Superior Court of California, County of RIVERSIDE. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LYNN VAN BUSKIRK JOHNSON be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 12/22/16 at 8:45AM in Dept. 1-A located at 46-200 OASIS STREET, INDIO, CA 92201 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner WILLIAM R. REMERY, ESQ. - SBN 89897 JACQUELYNN REMERY, ESQ. LAW OFFICES OF WILLIAM R. REMERY 1955 W GLENOAKS BLVD GLENDALE CA 91201-1546 11/23, 11/25, 11/30/16 CNS-2948388# DESERT STAR WEEKLY. Publish 11/23/2016, 11/25/2016, 11/30/2016. DSW16-1335

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RD, INDIO HILLS, CA 92241. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: LUIS GUERRA HUERTA 29800 PUSHAWALLA RD, INDIO HILLS, CA 92241. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 2006. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: LUIS GUERRA HUERTA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on November 16, 2016. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201614336 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub November 23, 30, December 7, 14, 2016. DSW16-1336

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS 12530 HESCALIFORNIA AUCTION AD Notice is hereby given PERIA RD., STE 201, VICTORVILLE, CA 92395. that the contents of the following units will be ofSan Bernadino County. Full name of registrant: fered for sale by publication to the highest bidder MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS OF COLORADO, LLC for enforcement of storage lien. The auction will 5455 NORTH UNION BOULEVARD, COLORADO be held on December 8th 2016 9AM. Location: SPRINGS, CO 80918/CO LLC REG. IN CA. BusiDesert Self Storage 66251 Dillon Road Desert Hot ness is conducted by: LIMITED LIABILITY COMSprings, CA 92240 Terms: CASH ONLY. Desert Self PANY. Registrant commenced to transact business Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid or to under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on cancel the auction. Name of Auctioneer: AMERICAN 8-9-2011. I declare that all the information in this AUCTIONEERS Bond #: FS863-20-14 The followstatement is true and correct. (A registrant, who ing units are scheduled for auction: Name Unit declares as true, information which he or she knows Smith, Ramond A050 Household, Sims, Aisha to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: CONNIE B033 Household, Fultz, Sarah B044 Household, CALDWELL, LLC MANAGER, CAO & GENERAL McKnight Darren B107 Household, Riley, April COUNSEL. This statement was filed with the County B128 Household, Arismendiz, Tonyabenny B130 Clerk of Riverside County on October 31, 2016. Household, Fernandez, William B69B Household, Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File Narayan, Steven C018 Household, Simmons, No. R-201613636 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS Ervin C021 Household, Sandoval, Arleen C028 BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE Household, Jones, Marian C033 Household, Garcia, YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE Dawnella C124 Household, Hernandez, Davis C136 OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTIHousehold, Pearson, Dave C143 Household, White, TIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE Jayme C164 Household, Kane, Mark C170 HouseFILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS hold, Ortega, Samuel C183 Household, Motta, STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE Frederick D006 Household, Crawford, Antoinette USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS D011 Household, Ortiz, Ann D022 Household, NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANHernandez, Eddie D058 Household, Smith, Diane OTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON D070 Household, Daugherty, Don D102 Household, LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS Osuna, Beatrice E023 Household, Veldpena, Jerry E035 Household,Rodriguez, Veronica E091 House- FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub November 16, hold, Pescador, Desiree E101 Household, Publish FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI- 23, 30, December 7, 2016. DSW16-1329 NESS AS: MAD MAN GARAGE 36018 COUNTRY November 23, 30, 2016. DSW16-1330 PARK DRIVE, WILDOMAR, CA 92595. Riverside FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE County. Full name of registrant: JAMES FRANKLIN FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSIOF: CONSTANCE JOY NEWQUIST CASE NO. CARLIER 31152 LAHONTAN ST TEMECULA, CA NESS AS: REALTY COACH ENTERPRISES 66350 INP1600842 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, 92592. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. PIERSON BLVD, UNIT A DESERT HOT SPRINGS, contingent creditors, and persons who may oth- Registrant has not yet begun to transact business CA 92240. Riverside County; 1775 E. PALM CANerwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. YON DR., STE. 110-313, PALM SPRINGS, CA of CONSTANCE JOY NEWQUIST. A PETITION I declare that all the information in this statement 92264. Full name of registrant: REALTY COACH FOR PROBATE has been filed by GAYLE MCCAF- is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as ENTERPRISES, INC. 66350 PIRSON BLVD., UNIT FERTY in the Superior Court of California, County true, information which he or she knows to be false, A, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240/2711442. of RIVERSIDE. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE is guilty of a crime). Signed: JAMES FRANKLIN Business is conducted by: LIMITED LIABILITY requests that GAYLE MCCAFFERTY be appointed CARLIER. This statement was filed with the County COMPANY. Registrant commenced to transact as personal representative to administer the estate Clerk of Riverside County on November 17, 2016. business under the fictitious business name(s) of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the de- Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File listed above on 01/01/1995. I declare that all the cedent’s WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to No. R-201614399 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS information in this statement is true and correct. probate. The WILL and any codicils are available BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE (A registrant, who declares as true, information for examination in the file kept by the court. THE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a PETITION requests authority to administer the estate OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTI- crime). Signed: STEVEN ALONGE, PRESIDENT. under the Independent Administration of Estates Act TIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of . (This authority will allow the personal representative FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS Riverside County on November 10, 2016. Peter to take many actions without obtaining court ap- STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. proval. Before taking certain very important actions, USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS R-201614159 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSIhowever, the personal representative will be required NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF AN- NESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS to give notice to interested persons unless they OTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE have waived notice or consented to the proposed LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS action.) The independent administration authority AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub November 30, BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEwill be granted unless an interested person files an December 7, 14, 21, 2016. DSW16-1344 MENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME on the petition will be held in this court as follows: FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI- IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER 12/12/16 at 8:45AM in Dept. 1-A located at 46-200 NESS AS: BUSTOS REALTY SERVICES 1800 UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW OASIS STREET, INDIO, CA 92201 IF YOU OBJECT SMOKE TREE LANE #53, PALM SPRINGS, CA (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND to the granting of the petition, you should appear at 92262. Riverside County; 60040 JERBOA ROAD, PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub November 16, 23, the hearing and state your objections or file written MOUNTAIN CENTER, CA 92561. Full name of 30, December 7, 2016. DSW16-1328 objections with the court before the hearing. Your registrant: LEONARD STEVEN BUSTOS 60040 appearance may be in person or by your attorney. JERBOA ROAD, MOUNTAIN CENTER, CA 92561. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor Business is conducted by INDIVIDUAL. Registrant FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSIof the decedent, you must file your claim with the has not yet begun to transact business under the NESS AS: ETHEREAL LOVE 90 HERBERT AVE, court and mail a copy to the personal representative fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare LAKE ELSINORE, CA 92530. Riverside County. Full appointed by the court within the later of either (1) that all the information in this statement is true name of registrant: ALEXANDRA JANE THOMSEN four months from the date of first issuance of letters and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, 90 HERBERT AVE, LAKE ELSINORE, CA 92530. to a general personal representative, as defined in information which he or she knows to be false, Business is conducted by INDIVIDUAL. Registrant section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) is guilty of a crime). Signed LEONARD STEVEN has not yet begun to transact business under the 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery BUSTOS. This statement was filed with the County fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare to you of a notice under section 9052 of the Cali- Clerk of Riverside County on November 14, 2016. that all the information in this statement is true and fornia Probate Code. Other California statutes and Peter Aldana Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, informalegal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. No. R-201614232 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS tion which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of You may want to consult with an attorney knowl- BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE a crime). Signed ALEXANDRA JANE THOMSEN. edgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of file kept by the court. If you are a person interested OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTI- Riverside County on October 26, 2016. Peter Alin the estate, you may file with the court a Request TIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE dana Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS R-201613444 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSIinventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE NESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS petition or account as provided in Probate Code USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF AN- OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner OTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED ROBERT L. COHEN, ESQ. LAW OFFICES OF ROB- LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEERT L. COHEN, INC. 8081 ORANGETHORPE AVE. AND PROFESSIONS CODE). Pub November 23, MENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME BUENA PARK, CA 90621 11/23, 11/25, 11/30/16 30, December 7, 14, 2016. DSW16-1338 IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER CNS-2949769# DESERT STAR WEEKLY. PUBLISH FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW NOVEMBER 23, 25, 30, 2016. DSW16-1342 FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI- (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF NESS AS: LUCIDO AGENCY 47100 WASHING- PROFESSIONS CODE). Pub November 16, 23, 30, PAMELIA SUE POWELL CASE NO. INP1600833To TON STREET SUITE 101, LA QUINTA, CA 92253. December 7, 2016. DSW16-1326 all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent credi- Riverside County. Full name of registrant: HEATH tors, and persons who may otherwise be interested MICHAEL HILGENBERG, INC., 47100 WASHING- FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT in the will or estate, or both of PAMELIA SUE POW- TON STREET SUITE 101, LA QUINTA, CA 92253/ THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING ELL. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by CA. Business is conducted by: CORPORATION. BUSINESS AS: SHADOW HILLS TOWNHOMES DENNIS McDUFFEE in the Superior Court of Cali- Registrant commenced to transact business under 77-933 LAS MONTANAS RD, SUITE 101, PALM fornia, County of RIVERSIDE. THE PETITION FOR the fictitious business name(s) listed above on DESERT, CA 92211. Riverside County. Full name PROBATE requests that DENNIS McDUFFEE be 09/01/16. I declare that all the information in this of registrant: TNT MANAGEMENT, LLC, 77933 LAS appointed as personal representative to administer statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who MONTANAS RD, SUITE 101, PALM DESERT, CA the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests declares as true, information which he or she knows 92211/CA. Business is conducted by: LIMITIED the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: HEATH LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant commenced to to probate. The will and any codicils are available HILGENBERG, SECRETARY. This statement was transact business under the fictitious business for examination in the file kept by the court.THE filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on name(s) listed above on 01/07/2011. I declare PETITION requests authority to administer the estate November 3, 2016. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County that all the information in this statement is true and under the Independent Administration of Estates Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201613807 NOTICE — correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, inforAct. (This authority will allow the personal repre- THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT mation which he or she knows to be false, is guilty sentative to take many actions without obtaining EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS of a crime). Signed: DAVID TURNER, PRESIDENT. court approval. Before taking certain very important FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of actions, however, the personal representative will A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE- Riverside County on November 10, 2016. Peter be required to give notice to interested persons MENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. unless they have waived notice or consented to the FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF R-201614166 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSIproposed action.) The independent administration AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTI- NESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS authority will be granted unless an interested person TIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE files an objection to the petition and shows good RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS cause why the court should not grant the author- OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED ity. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEcourt as follows: December 20, 2016 at 8:45AM Pub November 23, 30, December 7, 14, 2016. MENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME in Dept. 1A located at 46-200 Oasis Street, Indio, DSW16-1337 IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER CA 92201. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW state your objections or file written objections with FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI- (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND the court before the hearing. Your appearance may NESS AS: NEXTSCAPE 29800 PUSHAWALLA PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub November 16, 23, be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a Foreclosure Sale copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general USDA - Rural development will offer at public auction the property located at: personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a 72225 BEACON, MECCA, CA 92254 notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to On 12/13/2016, at 09:00 AM In front of the Corona Civic Center, 849 W. Sixth consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If Street, Corona, CA 92882 you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal Estimated Opening Bid: $46,448.00 of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court Appraised Value: $110,000.00 clerk. Attorney for petitioner: David L. Lynch 72877 Dinah Shore Drive, Suite 103-126, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-270-9285. Publish November 23, Sale information may be obtained online at www.servicelinkasap.com or Default Resolution 30, December 7, 2016. DSW16-1331 Network 916-636-0114 TS #: 16-00262-2 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: RONALD S. JOHNSON CASE NO. INP1600854 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent Information contained herein is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed. Bids creditors, and persons who may otherwise be inare subject to change at any time. terested in the WILL or estate, or both of RONALD

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30, December 7, 2016. DSW16-1325 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: R LIMO 2089 N SAN ANTONIO RD PALM SPRINGS CA 92261. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: R TRANSPORTATION SERVICES INC. 2089 N SAN ANTONIO RD PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262/CALIFORNIA. Business is conducted by CORPORATION. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed MOHAMMAD BABAKAN PRESIDENT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on October 27, 2016. Peter Aldana Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201613495 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE). Pub November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016. DSW16-1321 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: GEMS AND JEWELS DESIGNS 70200 DILLON RD., #555 DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: STEPHANIE LIN PHILP 70200 DILLON RD., #555 DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. Business is conducted by INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed STEPHANIE LIN PHILP. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on November 2, 2016. Peter Aldana Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201613756 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE). Pub November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016. DSW16-1322 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: SOUTHERN AIR; SOUTHERN AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING, 2050 JASON COURT, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN GINN 68895 CONCEPCION ROAD, CATHEDRAL CITY, CA 92234. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 04/2012. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN GINN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on November 3, 2016. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201613844 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016. DSW16-1320 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: POWERLINK SERVICES; POWERLINK; ELCOTECH, 10044 SNIPE CIR, MORENO VALLEY, CA 92557. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: CALVIN JON NICOMEDEZ PELGONE10044 SNIPE CIR, MORENO VALLEY, CA 92557. Business is conducted by INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed CALVIN JON NICOMEDEZ PELGONE. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on October 12, 2016. Peter Aldana Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201612793 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE). Pub November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016. DSW16-1319 T.S. No. 019276-CA APN: 768-310-020-7 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to CA Civil Code 2923.3 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 5/26/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On 1/31/2017 at 3:00 PM, CLEAR RECON CORP., as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 5/30/2008, as Instrument No. 2008-0295435, The subject Deed of Trust was modified by Loan Modification recorded as Instrument 2013-0586608 and recorded on 12/19/2013. of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Riverside County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ AND FRANCES RODRIGUEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF

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THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: AT THE FRONT STEPS TO THE ENTRANCE OF THE FORMER CORONA POLICE DEPARTMENT, 849 W. SIXTH STREET, CORONA, CA 92882 all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 53-838 WEST SIENNA CIRCLE COACHELLA, CALIFORNIA 92236 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $242,366.24 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (844) 477-7869 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.STOXPOSTING.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 019276CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (844) 477-7869 CLEAR RECON CORP. 4375 Jutland Drive Suite 200 San Diego, California 92117. Publish November 30, December 7, 14, 2016. DSW16-1341 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 16-00277-2 Loan No: 82213089 APN 727-382009-2 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. (The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(1). The Summary will not be recorded pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(a). It will be mailed to the Trustors) and/or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED February 14, 2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 13, 2016, at 09:00 AM, In front of the Corona Civic Center, 849 W. Sixth Street, Corona, CA 92882, FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on February 20, 2008, as Instrument No. 2008-0081923 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Riverside County, CA, executed by: GERARDO DE LEON, A SINGLE MAN AND YESENIA DIAZ, A SINGLE WOMAN, ALL AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, in favor of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING THROUGH THE RURAL HOUSING SERVICE OR SUCCESSOR AGENCY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, as Beneficiary, and any modifications thereto are collectively referred to herein from time to time as the “Deed of Trust”, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as:LOT 107 OF TRACT 31027, IN THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS SHOWN BY MAP ON FILE IN BOOK 392, PAGES 100 THROUGH 103, INCLUSIVE, OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the Property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the Property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the Property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this Property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the Property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this Property, you may call 714.730.2727 or visit this

Foreclosure Sale USDA - Rural development will offer at public auction the property located at: 65123 WOLFF DRIVE, MECCA, CA 92254 On 12/13/2016, at 09:00 AM In front of the Corona Civic Center, 849 W. Sixth Street, Corona, CA 92882 Estimated Opening Bid: $82,972.00 Appraised Value: $150,000.00 Sale information may be obtained online at www.servicelinkasap.com or Default Resolution Network 916-636-0114 TS #: 16-00277-2 Information contained herein is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed. Bids are subject to change at any time.


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Internet Website www.servicelinkasap.com, using the file number assigned to this case 16-00277-2. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Website. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The real Property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any,of the real Property described above is purported to be:65123 WOLFF DRIVE, MECCA, CA The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto).The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the Property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $202,888.22 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The Property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the Property receiver, if applicable. THE ESTIMATED OPENING BID AT THE TIME OF THE INITIAL SALE DATE WILL BE $82,972.00. THE ESTIMATED MARKET VALUE IS $150,000.00. DATE: November 17, 2016 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 16-00277-2 11000 Olson Drive, Suite 101 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 916-636-0114 Sara Berens, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.servicelinkasap. com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714.730.2727 A-4599902 11/23/2016, 11/30/2016, 12/07/2016. DSW16-1339 T.S. No. 044225-CA APN: 661-103-017-5 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to CA Civil Code 2923.3 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 8/15/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On 12/21/2016 at 9:00 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP., as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 8/22/2008, as Instrument No. 2008-0466275, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Riverside County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: MICHAEL GOLDBERG, AN UNMARRIED MAN WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: AUCTION.COM ROOM, 2410 WARDLOW ROAD #104, CORONA, CA 92880 all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 9830 BROOKLINE AVE DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92240 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $226,101.07 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (800) 280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.AUCTION.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 044225CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (800) 280-2832 CLEAR RECON CORP. 4375 Jutland Drive Suite 200 San Diego, California 92117. Publish 11/30/2016, 12/7/2016, 12/14/2016. DSW16-1334 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 16-00262-2 Loan No: 32804794 APN 723-306004-3 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. (The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(1). The Summary will not be recorded pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(a). It will be mailed to the Trustor(s) and/or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED May 5, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 13, 2016, at 09:00 AM, In front of the Corona Civic Center, 849 W. Sixth Street, Corona, CA 92882, FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on May 11, 2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0372797 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Riverside County, CA, executed by: JOSE A. GUTIERREZ AND ROSA GUTIERREZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, in favor of

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING THROUGH THE RURAL HOUSING SERVICE OR SUCCESSOR AGENCY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, as Beneficiary, and any modifications thereto are collectively referred to herein from time to time as the “Deed of Trust”, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as:LOT 47 OF TRACT NO. 2538, AS SHOWN BY MAP ON FILE IN BOOK 46 PAGES 34, 35 AND 36 OF MAPS, RECORDS OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA; EXCEPTING THEREFROM ALL MINERAL RIGHTS AS RESERVED IN DOCUMENT RECORDED MARCH 19, 1963 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 27533 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the Property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the Property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the Property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this Property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the Property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this Property, you may call 714.730.2727 or visit this Internet Website www.servicelinkasap.com, using the file number assigned to this case 16-00262-2. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Website. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The real Property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real Property described above is purported to be:72225 BEACON, MECCA, CA The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto).The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the Property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $138,522.56 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The Property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the Property receiver, if applicable. THE ESTIMATED OPENING BID AT THE TIME OF THE INITIAL SALE DATE WILL BE $46,448.00. THE ESTIMATED MARKET VALUE IS $110,000.00. DATE: November 16, 2016 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 16-00262-211000 Olson Drive, Suite 101 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 916-636-0114, Sara Berens, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.servicelinkasap. com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714.730.2727 A-4599730 11/23/2016, 11/30/2016, 12/07/2016. DSW16-1332 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA16-736337-JP Order No.: 16-0007225 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED TO THE COPY PROVI DED TO THE MORTGAGOR OR TRUSTOR (Pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code 2923.3) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/11/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial C ode and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): SALOMON V. CAVAZOS AND MARIA G. CAVAZOS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 10/20/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0775206 and modified as per Modification Agreement recorded 5/18/2015 as Instrument No. 2015-0206585 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of RIVERSIDE County, California; Date of Sale: 12/14/2016 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance of the former Corona Police Department, located at 849 W. Sixth Street, Corona, CA 92882 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $232,722.34 The purported property address is: 16030 AVENIDA ATEZADA, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 657-182-040-9 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sa le date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-

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16-736337-JP . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return o f the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 O r Login to: http:// www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-16-736337-JP IDSPub #0118027 11/23/2016 11/30/2016 12/7/2016. DSW16-1323 APN: 625-470-064-8 TS No: CA08003303-15-3 TO No: 95310461 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE (The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(1). The Summary will be provided to Trustor(s) and/or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d) (2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED April 28, 2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 15, 2016 at 09:00 AM, in front of the Corona Civic Center, 849 W. Sixth Street, Corona, CA 92882, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust recorded on May 9, 2003 as Instrument No. 2003-336651, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Riverside County, California, executed by GLORIA J. JOHNS, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE, as Trustor(s), in favor of WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, A FEDERAL ASSOCIATION as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 46301 JACARANDA COURT, INDIAN WELLS, CA 92210 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $460,227.60 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you

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consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call In Source Logic at 702-6597766 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address listed below for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA0800330315-3. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: November 10, 2016 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA08003303-15-3 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 Phone: 949-252-8300 TDD: 866-6604288 Miguel Ochoa, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.insourcelogic.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: In Source Logic AT 702-659-7766 Trustee Corps may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose.ISL Number 24037, Pub Dates: 11/16/2016, 11/23/2016, 11/30/2016, DESERT STAR WEEKLY. DSW16-1327 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-16739823-BF Order No.: 8655592 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED TO THE COPY PROVI DED TO THE MORTGAGOR OR TRUSTOR (Pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code 2923.3) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/16/2014. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial C ode and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): GEOFFREY E. RUSSELL, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 6/24/2014 as Instrument No. 2014-0232097 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of RIVERSIDE County, California; Date of Sale: 12/7/2016 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: 2410 Wardlow Road #104, Corona, CA 92880, in the Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $384,246.32 The purported property address is: 45690 PIMA ROAD, INDIAN WELLS, CA 92210 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 633-430-050-0 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sa le date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA16-739823-BF . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return o f the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 O r Login to: http:// www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-16-739823-BF IDSPub #0117759 11/16/2016 11/23/2016 11/30/2016. DSW16-1317 T.S. No. 046031-CA APN: 768-483-020 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to CA Civil Code 2923.3 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/18/2014. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On 1/18/2017 at 9:00 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP., as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 11/21/2014, as Instrument No. 2014-0447684, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Riverside County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: JIMY SALES, A SINGLE MAN WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: AUCTION.COM ROOM, 2410 WARDLOW ROAD #104, CORONA, CA 92880 all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 84210 PISMO COURT COACHELLA, CALIFORNIA 92236 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $211,608.92 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (800) 280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.AUCTION.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 046031-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (800) 280-2832 CLEAR RECON CORP. 4375 Jutland Drive Suite 200 San Diego, California 92117. Publish 11/16/2016, 11/23/2016, 11/30/2016. DSW16-1314

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The Neal Morse Band

the spiritual journey of a man from the City of Destruction to the place of Deliverance. Someone had suggested to By Desert Star Staff Portnoy have launched four me that I do a concept album THE NEAL MORSE bands, but the one that has based on this book, but I kind BAND—singer/guitarist/ endured the longest and thus of forgot about it. Then when I keyboardist Neal Morse, with the most musical output began writing new songs last drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist has been THE NEAL MORSE December, the suggestion Randy George, keyboardist BAND. Over the years, Morse, came to my mind. I had never Bill Hubauer and guitarist Eric along with Portnoy and George, read the book, so I Googled the Gillette—who released their always assembled musicians SparkNotes story outline and double-disc concept album, as needed to support Neal’s began to write some little song THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM, solo music. In 2012, they held bits and instrumentals based November 11, 2016 on Radiant auditions to find the musicians on what I had read. Those Records via Metal Blade needed to fill out the band bits combined with the ideas Records/SONY. This is the as a permanent lineup that that the other guys brought eighth studio album with Morse, would write music collectively. to the table then miraculously Portnoy and George, and the Hubauer and Gillette joined exploded into this double second as a true collaboration the band after three days of concept album. Funny thing is, with this current lineup. auditions. The fivesome went this album only really covers The trek lands in Whittier, on to release THE GRAND about the first 75 or 80 pages. CA on Saturday, January 21, EXPERIMENT in 2014 followed Maybe we should’ve made 2017 at The Center Theatre. by the ALIVE AGAIN live a five disc collection! Well, Clocking in at over 100 DVD/2 CD package in 2015. we’ll save that for later. Ha.” minutes, THE SIMILITUDE As Neal Morse explains, “I honestly think this is THE OF A DREAM will leave album of my career,” declares “THE SIMILITUDE OF A you breathless, exhilarated, Portnoy. “Neal and I have DREAM is loosely and amused and fulfilled in a way now made 18 studio albums sometimes directly based on that only inspired music can. together, and I consider THE the book, Pilgrim’s Progress It will be available in various SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM the by John Bunyan. The book’s formats: a two CD package, absolute creative pinnacle of original title was The Pilgrim’s a Special Edition with the two Progress from this world to the our collaborations together. CDs and “The Making Of A that which is to come, delivered I’ve always had a soft spot for Dream” DVD, or as three vinyl under the similitude of a dream, double concept albums such records along with two CDs. and it was originally published as Pink Floyd’s THE WALL and Together, Morse and in 1678. The book chronicles The Who’s TOMMY, and I can

bravely say that I think we’ve created an album here that can sit side by side with those masterpieces. Bold words, I know, but after a career of almost 50 albums, I honestly consider this to be one of the defining works of my career.” “We weren’t sure we had enough music to make a double CD, and yet it seemed as though the concept and the music wanted to go there,” bassist Randy George continues. “Ultimately, we created so much great music in the sessions that it just had to be a double album! To cap that off, we worked with a pre-imminent classic album cover artist to create painted illustrations of our concept which will grace the booklet!” THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM has already been racking up one rave review after another from all over the globe: “Serving astounding, progressive rock-style arrangements that balance adventurous instrumental passages and segments of restrained playing, the doubledisc THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM never loses its grip on the concept of melody... This album delivers a listening pleasure we all deserve.” -- Times Record (AR) “All in all, this is quite an achievement by a group of musicians that didn’t need to improve upon already magnificent careers filled with incredible albums...THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM does the impossible and exceeds all expectations. It is absolutely a jaw-dropping release that will no doubt rank alongside the best albums by Neal Morse and Mike Portnoy, if not above them.”

Hollywood legend Sophia Loren to grace the stage at The Show

By Desert Star Staff Rancho Mirage, CA. – The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa welcomes to the stage Sophia Loren, whom the American Film Institute calls one of the great legends of the golden age of Hollywood. In her only appearance in the Coachella Valley during the national tour of An Unforgettable Evening with Sophia Loren, the award-winning actress shares stories of her childhood in war-torn Italy, her family life and prolific career. Loren will be accompanied by interviewer Bill Harris and she will also answer questions from the audience. From beauty pageant runner-up at age 14 to a modeling career that paved the way for a successful big-screen presence, Sophia Loren has firmly established her legacy as one of the most famous International Film Stars of our time. After a series of popular Italian films in the 1950s, the screen siren caught Hollywood’s eye and America’s heart with a string of movies, including Boy on a Dolphin, Houseboat, Arabesque and Heller in Pink

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Tights, starring with Hollywood’s top leading men, including Cary Grant, Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck and Paul Newman. However, it was Loren’s performance in the riveting Italian mother-daughter drama Two Women (La Ciociara) that made cinematic history. The New York Times called her portrayal of a strong-willed woman who endures an assault to spare her daughter from the horrors of war “profound.” The role scored Loren an Academy Award – the first ever given for a non-English language role. Loren expertly juggled European movies – garnering an Oscar nod for her performance in Marriage Italian Style – and American films such as El Cid and The Fall of the Roman Empire. The hit Italian comedy Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, featured a striptease by Loren’s character, which was re-created in Robert Altman’s comedy Ready to Wear. In 1991, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized Loren’s career achievements

with an honorary Oscar. An Unforgettable Evening with Sophia Loren takes place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2017. Tickets, starting at $65, are available online at HotWaterCasino.com, by calling (800) 585-3737 or in person at the Essentials Gift Shop at

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Show Information: Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017, 3 p.m. Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage

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Irish Playwright Martin McDonagh returns to Mark Taper Forum

By Jack Lyons Theatre and Film Critic The Irish have the gift of the gab to be sure. In America, up until the 21st Century, the general image of Ireland and its people was mainly shaped by Hollywood. Actors like John Wayne, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen, Barry Fitzgerald, Maureen O’Hara, and Director John Ford, plus many more over the years, were responsible for setting the tone and image of the Emerald Isle. As a result, we tend to view the Irish as charmin’, whimsical folk, with a twinkle in their eyes and a ready smile and a quick wit with which to enliven social gatherings. Well, there’s more to the Irish than George Bernard Shaw, Irish Whisky, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and a somewhat publicly held image concerning their rowdy, pugnacious nature along with the lilt of Irish laughter. British-born, Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, has a much darker view of his heritage and their behavior (the IRA notwithstanding). McDonagh has said, “Theatre is never going to be edgy in the way I want it to be”. Which, for those who have not viewed his plays before, is a clue as to what one can expect to see in his dramadey of rural, bleak, West Ireland existence.

“The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” a black comedy written by McDoagh in 1996 and staged on Broadway in 1998, returns in a riveting revival production at the Mark Taper Forum, solidly directed by longtime McDonagh associate Garry Hynes; both veterans of the Druid Theatre in Galway, Ireland, as is the entire cast. The story revolves around Mag Folan, an elderly mother brilliantly played by Marie Mullen, who is one of those maddeningly dependent and demanding women of a certain age who love to manipulate those about them under the guise of helplessness. Mother-daughter love/hate relationships are timeless and are always relevant for audiences. Mag’s actions guarantee a miserable existence for her never-married 40 yearold daughter Maureen, sensationally performed by Aisling O’Sullivan, who grudgingly responds to her mother’s constant demand for attention. “Where’s me porridge bowl Maureen?” “Could I have another cuppa of tea dear?” In addition, Mag is nosy, a gossip, and self-centered. Maureen is Cinderella without any wicked step-sisters. She cleans, cooks, does the bills, and is expected to be on call 24/7. Not a recipe for a happy home life, however, Maureen is quite capable of living on her own if she has

L-R: Marie Mullen, Marty Rea and Aisling O’Sullivan. to, and she’s a ‘looker’ too. A respite from Maureen’s hell arrives in the form of 40 something year-old, unemployed neighbor, Pato Dooley, terrifically played by Marty Rea. Pato has had a yen for Maureen for some time but doesn’t quite know to how to broach the subject of dating. He is shy and careful not to offend or appear overeager, being almost obsequious in his moments with her. Pato’s letter in Act Two to Maureen from London where he is temporarily working, is a comedy monologue masterpiece. His plea in commitment to continue the relationship is a sublime comedy moment that is met with rousing audience applause at its conclusion. When the moment of their

dating/ mating dance finally does begin, along with too many drinks, Pato becomes Maureen’s sleepover bedmate as Mag discovers in the morning while getting her own breakfast for a change. No Maureen to wait on her and then Pato comes down stairs zipping up his trousers. The comedy exchanges and sly dialogue throughout the two act play speaks comedy, but those who are familiar with McDonagh plays know he tends toward grisly denouements. He’s a fan of movie director Quentin Tarantino. Need I say more? However, no spoiler alerts here. The brilliance of “Beauty Queen” lies in the performances of its actors. Ms Mullen, Ms. O’Sullivan,

Mr. Rea, and Mr. Aaron Monaghan, who plays Ray Dooley, Pato’s young brother. Monaghan is the comedy relief in the play, but I had a devil of a time understanding that heavy brogue of his spoken at warp speed. “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” is definitely a Druid company family affair. Set Designer/Costume designer Francis O’Connor renders a home that is bleak and dingy, with costumes to match the mood lighting of Designer James F. Ingalls. Sound Designer Greg Clarke and Composer Paddy Cunneen, are also Druid associates of long standing. The riveting comedy/ drama revival performs at the Mark Taper Forum through December 18, 2016.

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